Entry requirements

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Dominica set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry to Dominica

Dominica has published travel protocols setting out its entry requirements in relation to COVID-19. Visit the Discover Dominica website for full details. You should read these before your departure and monitor the pages on a regular basis as the requirements may change at short notice. Masks should be worn at all times during your travel to Dominica and your passage through the airport. Social distancing and hygiene protocols are in place.

Arrival with a COVID 19 negative test

All travellers from the UK must present on arrival a valid COVID-19 PCR negative test result taken no more than 72 hours in advance of your flight’s arrival. Arriving passengers must complete an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival. The PCR test result must be uploaded and submitted with the questionnaire so that your arrival can be approved by email from the Dominican Ministry of Health. Without this email you will not be allowed to board the flight coming into Dominica.

If you are fully vaccinated (vaccinated more than 14 days prior to arrival), you should also pay XCD$100 online for the Rapid Antigen Test which you will have to undergo on arrival.

You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

Dominica will accept the UK’s solutions to demonstrate your COVID vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals from the UK

On arrival, you will undergo a health assessment and then be transported either to the government isolation facility in Portsmouth or a Safe-in Nature-certified private property for a minimum of 5 days’ quarantine, the latter at your own expense.

You will be required to undergo a second PCR test 5 days after arrival. If the result of that second test is negative, you will not be subject to further quarantine. If the result is positive, you may be transported to the government isolation facility in Portsmouth until you recover. Family groups can be kept together. The government aims to return results within 48 hours. While you are in the government isolation facility, you will need to pay for your own meals.

There are different rules for unvaccinated arrivals from some countries deemed lower risk than the UK. See the Discover Dominica website for further details.

Quarantine for vaccinated arrivals

On arrival, you will undergo a health assessment and then a Rapid Antigen Test. If this is negative, you will be considered medically cleared and no quarantine period will be required. You should, however, only use COVID-certified transportation during your holiday.

If the Rapid Antigen Test result is positive, then you will have a PCR test administered immediately. You will need to wait in the government isolation facility or a Safe in Nature-certified property until you receive the result. If negative, you will be free from quarantine. If positive, you may be transported to the government isolation facility in Portsmouth until you recover. Family groups can be kept together. You will need to pay for your meals while in the government isolation facility. See the Discover Dominica website for further details.

Regular entry requirements

Visas

British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Dominica.

On entry, you will be granted a specified period to stay. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply and pay for an extension of stay through the Dominica Immigration Department.

It is an offence to overstay the entry period or to work without a work permit.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. 

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Dominica.

Entry requirements may change from time to time. You should check with the Office of the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Dominica before you travel.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Departure tax

There is a departure tax for leaving Dominica. As of 1 April 2019 the amount increased to 86 East Caribbean Dollars or US$33. In most cases, the tax is included in the cost of your plane ticket, but you should check with your travel agent before travelling to confirm.