Is Dominica open to visitors?
Yes we are, though several traditional tourism services have been affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria and are currently unavailable, work is ongoing to bring them back on-stream.
Are the Ports of entry open
Yes. Douglas Charles Airport and Canefield Airport are both open. The Woodbridge Bay Port is open for cargo and the Roseau Ferry Terminal is open.
Which airlines are currently travelling to Dominica?
Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, WINAIR, and Trans Island Air have all announced resumption of services to Douglas Charles Airport. Costal Air Transport and Express Carrier have also resumed regular services to Canefield Airport. L’Express des Iles fast ferry service is operating daily between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia. Travellers interested in visiting the destination should inquire with their travel agent or on the websites of the various carriers.
Can I travel to Dominica on L’Express des Iles ferry service?
Yes. The ferry travels between Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia. For updated departure times, log on to www.express-des-iles.com.
Are the hotels open?
The following properties are opened to welcome visitors: Atlantique View Resort, Caribbean Seaview Apartments, Classique International Guest House, Coffeeriver Cottages, Hibiscus Valley Inn, Picard Family Guest House, Pointe Baptiste Guest House, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, Rejens Hotel, Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge, St. James Guest House, Suite Pepper Cottage, Sunset Bay Club, and Tamarind Tree Hotel.
Are roads motorable?
Yes. Motorists are asked to exercise caution when driving as some roads have suffered slight to moderate damage. Visitors must obtain a driver’s permit from the car rental company. The permit costs US$12. Persons must be between 25 and 65 years old, with two years’ driving experience in order to qualify for a driver’s permit.
Are communications services available?
Yes. Fixed/Land line service is limited; however, mobile telephone services by Digicel and Flow have been restored almost island wide. Some offices and business have internet and Wi-Fi service.
Epic Communications presently has five locations for Epic Wi-Fi hotspots. There are: The Financial Center, Dr. Ferreira’s Building on Great Marlborough Street, Charles Pharmacy Building on Cork Street, parts of Greens Lane and St. Aroment (Goodwill).
Is there electricity on the island?
Electricity is being restored to the capital Roseau, and work is ongoing to restore electricity to other communities. Generators are available at hotels/guest houses that are operational. For detailed restoration updates please follow this link. http://www.domlec.dm/
Is there water on the island?
The Dominica Water & Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) has restored water to 55% of its network. It is recommended that tap water is boiled or purified before drinking.
Are banks open?
Yes. Some banks are open from 9 am to 1 pm Monday to Fridays. The following banks are open – National Bank of Dominica, Royal Bank, First Caribbean International Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, and National Cooperative Credit Union.
Where can I rent a vehicle?
|Road Runner Car Rental||Canefield||275-5337|
|Valley Rent A Car||Roseau||275-1310|
|767 Car Rental||Salisbury||612-5621|
|Island Car Rental||Douglas Charles Airport||612-3179/ 614-7368|
|QB Vehicles Rentals||Roseau||276-9714/ 614-8003|
Is the World Creole Music Festival still on?
No. The World Creole Music Festival has been cancelled.
I bought tickets for the World Creole Music Festival. Can I get a refund?
Yes, you can be refunded. If you purchased your ticket online, visit www.ticketpalcaribbean.com to request a refund. If you purchased your ticket from the office of the Dominica Festivals Committee kindly visit our office by October 31, 2017 to make your request for a refund.
Is the Waitukubuli National Trail open?
All 14 segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail are closed. Assessments of the trail are ongoing and updates will be provided once they have been completed.