Before the trip to Dominica
Passport and Visa
Nordic citizens do not need a visa to travel to Dominica if you stay shorter than 30 days. Check that your passport is valid until the day after the return journey. The passport must not be cracked or broken.
Vaccinations and health
Make sure you have a good comprehensive travel insurance that applies to care abroad. See what your home insurance covers. Additional travel insurance can be ordered through Phoenix. Remember to bring documentation of current travel / health insurance for the trip to Dominica. If you have medicines with you, they should be stored in their packaging where it is clear what the medicine is. For prescription medicines, you should also have a certificate from your doctor in English and pack it together with the medicines in your hand luggage.
Weather and clothes
Dominica is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, east of the coast of Central America. The islands are located in tropical latitudes and have a pleasant climate all year round with two seasons; rainy and dry period. The rainy season lasts from June to November while the dry season normally lasts from December to May. The average temperature is 20-30 degrees, around the clock ..
Dominica: East Caribbean Dollar XCD. US Dollar (USD) can be used as currency. East Caribbean dollar (XCD), tied to US dollar
Transport and communications
Dominica does not have an extensive bus network but it is cheap to travel by the island’s minibuses. Taxis and rental cars are also available everywhere.
In Dominica, crime is very low, but ordinary caution should be used.
Food & beverage
You can expect an abundance of vegetables, fruits and root vegetables on menus around the island. Dominica’s economy, after all, is based on agriculture. Kushkush (cornmeal), yams, breadfruit, dasheen (also called taro), fresh fish and chicken are prepared in at least a dozen different ways. The local drink is spiced rum soured with herbs such as anisette (Called babysitter) and pweve (lemongrass). Dominican cuisine is also known for its use of game, such as Manicou (a small opossum) and agouti (a large native rodent), you must be a fearless eater to go that route. The government has banned “mountain chicken” (a euphemism for a large frog called crapaud) because some fungal diseases, predatory hunting and other problems have greatly reduced its number.
Dominican produces handicrafts, in different communities that specialize in their specific products. Crafts from the Carib Indians include traditional baskets made of colored larouma reeds and waterproof with tightly woven balizier leaves. These are sold in the Caribbean Indian Territory and Kalinago Barana Aute as well as in Roseau stores. Wood carvings are just one example. Also notable are local herbs, spices, condiments and herbal teas. Café Dominique, the local equivalent of Jamaica Blue Mountain, is an excellent buy.
General and mixed
- Time difference: Winter, Swedish time minus 5 hours, summer, Swedish time minus 6 hours.
- Tips & Warnings Most hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to your bill. A 5% tip for exceptionally good service on top of the service fee is always welcome.
- Language: English is the official language. Many also speak Creole
- EL: On Dominica 110v.
- Good to know: Sometimes prices are quoted in local currency, sometimes in US dollars. Be observant of restaurants. Always agree on the taxi price in advance. Departure tax of $ 59, or approximately US $ 23, is payable in cash at the airport at the time of departure from the island.
- Travel insurance: You can buy it through Phoenix Travel when you book your trip or order it at http://www.erv.se/vara-forsakringar/valj-forsakring/. Before you buy travel insurance, please check what your home insurance or your card insurance covers when traveling.