Summary

The hurricane season in Dominica normally runs from June to November.

Tropical Storm Erika has caused flooding and widespread damage to Dominica. The main airport is closed and some roads and bridges are damaged. The government of Dominica has identified the worst affected areas and conducted search and rescue operations in these areas.

If you want to leave Dominica you can do so by ferry to Martinique, St. Lucia or Guadeloupe, or by helicopter to Antigua. You can make arrangements through HHV Whitchurch in Roseau. You should monitor the local media and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

There’s no British High Commission in Dominica. If you need consular assistance, contact the British High Commission in Barbados.

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Dominica. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For more details about this outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.

Over 4,500 British nationals visited Dominica in 2013. Most visits are trouble-free but incidents of crime do occur. See Crime

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.