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Last verified: Friday, 21. February 2020 at 07:21 AM

Dominica Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Dominica is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Dominica is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 2 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.5 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Advice scoring history for Dominica

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Dominica.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Dominica from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Dominica due to civil unrest.                    Country Summary:  Demonstrations and protests can take place with little or no notice.  Local authorities have used tear gas to disrupt protests.    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/dominica-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Dominica

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Dominica. Most recent events first.

Changes from November 22nd 2019

The total rating for Dominica changed from 2.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Dominica to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Dominica changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Dominica with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Dominica with a rating of 3.0.

About Dominica

Dominica with its capital Roseau is a country in North America (Caribbean), slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC (754 km²). The country is located Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. The climate can be described as tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall. The landscape is rugged mountains of volcanic origin. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Roseau
Population less than one million
Size 754 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: XCD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850/900/1900
International phone prefix +1-767
Internet Top Level Domain .dm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 DM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 DMA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 212

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Dominica is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • forests endangered by the expansion of farming activities
  • pollution from chemicals used in farming and from untreated sewage
  • water shortages a continuing concern

Natural hazzards

  • destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
  • Dominica was the last island to be formed in the Caribbean some 26 million years ago, it lies in the middle of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from the island of Saba in the north to Grenada in the south; of the 16 volcanoes th
  • flash floods are a constant threat

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Dominica. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement blocks
  2. coconut oil
  3. copra
  4. furniture
  5. shoes
  6. soap
  7. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. citrus
  3. cocoa
  4. coconuts
  5. fishery potential not exploited
  6. mangos
  7. note: forest
  8. root crops

Dominican Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Dominica.

Export products

  1. bananas
  2. bay oil
  3. grapefruit
  4. oranges
  5. soap
  6. vegetables

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. food
  4. machinery
  5. manufactured goods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Dominica?

Dominica is currently rated at 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 2 official sources. Travelling Dominica is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Dominica in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Dominica.

How many travel advisories do you know for Dominica?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 2 individual sources for Dominica.

What is the size of Dominica?

Dominica has a size of 754 km² or 291 mi² which is slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.