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COVID-19 Information: Dominica
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April 13, 2022

Dominica  

Dominica is currently under a Level 1 Travel Advisory: Exercise Normal Precautions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories. 

Last updated: 09/16/2022 

Country-Specific Information:   

  • Dominica has recorded 14,852 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory in all public spaces.  
  • Restaurants are open for dining.  
  • Consumption of alcohol in public is prohibited. Bars are to open only for purchase and pick-up and nightclubs are closed. 

COVID-19 Testing 

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Dominica? Yes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes 
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in Dominica, please contact the lab at +1-767-611-3905 at least two weeks in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointment times are 8-11am. The cost of testing is $100 EC / approx. $40 USD. 
  • If you are staying at a “Safe in Nature-Certified” property, your accommodation can also help arrange testing for you. 
  • Test results may be delivered via email, WhatsApp message or a physical copy from the lab. 
  • For entry requirements for all U.S. bound travelers, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html  

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

  • Has the government of Dominica approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes 
  • Are vaccines available in Dominica for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes 
  • Which vaccines are available in Dominica? AstraZeneca/Covishield and Pfizer/BioNTech 
  • The vaccine is currently being rolled out in phases by priority groups.  Persons can pre-register for the vaccine at http://vaccineregistration.dominica.gov.dm/   
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.  
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Entry and Exit Requirements:  

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes  
  • Current travel protocols for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are available at: https://discoverdominica.com/travel-advisory-for-dominica 
  • All travelers must:  
  • Upload a negative PCR test result taken within 24-72 hours prior to arrival 
  • Submit a health questionnaire online at least 24 hours prior to arrival at http://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/ 
  • Show the notification of clearance to travel 
  • Fully vaccinated travelers must upload their COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card. 
  • Pay for antigen test online – XCD$100
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes 
  • Effective April 4, 2022, all vaccinated travelers are free to enter Dominica by land and sea without COVID-19 testing. 
  • Unvaccinated travellers with a negative pre-arrival PCR or Rapid Antigen COVID test result will no longer be required to undergo on-arrival testing or quarantine.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes 
  • Travelers will be required to sanitize their hands at sanitization stations as directed, be required to undergo a health assessment to include a temperature check and provide confirmation of the health questionnaire and negative PCR test results. 
  • All travelers must submit to scheduled and unscheduled checks by medical professionals, which may be in person or via telephone. 
  • All travelers must present their notification of health clearance to travel and negative PCR test results upon arrival. 
  • Vaccinated travelers must also present their vaccination certificate upon arrival.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival or when departing Dominica you will be required to isolate.  For more information on Dominica’s health protocols for travelers who test positive for COVID-19 please visit the following link:  https://discoverdominica.com/en/travel-advisory-for-dominica 

Movement Restrictions: 

  • Is a curfew in place? No 
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No 

Transportation Options: 

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes 
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes 
  • Public transportation is restricted to 3 individuals per row. 

Fines for Non-Compliance:  

  • Dominican nationals and non-nationals who fail to adhere to mandatory quarantine orders or emergency COVID-19 directives are subject to a penalty of EC $5,000. All arrivals to Dominica who provide false information on the health questionnaire are subject to a penalty of EC $1,000- or three-months imprisonment.  

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