What Do I Need to enter Dominica?

Be prepared for your arrival on Dominica by having the proper identification and paperwork

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Pack your passport when visiting Dominica

Unlike many islands in the Caribbean, Dominica still remains untainted by the tourism industry, and the majority of travelers visits the island to discover its gorgeous natural sites and ecological appeal.

Dominica is experiencing an increase of tourists,and those visiting the island mustl provide the necessary paperwork and documentation to gain access to this wonderful natural paradise.


Most travelers are required to present a passport before they will be permitted to enter the Commonwealth of Dominica; this includes citizens of the United States.  French nationals may enter Dominica for up to two weeks with only a valid government-issued identification card, while Canadian citizens must simply provided proof of citizenship. The following items are acceptable to prove citizenship:

  • A valid passport;

  • A certified copy of a birth certificate (with raised seal) accompanied by a government-issued photo I.D.;

  • Certificate of citizenship;

  • Certificate of naturalization;

  • Consular report of birth abroad.

A voter's registration card is not considered an acceptable form of proof of citizenship, and you can always check with your airline to see what forms of identification are acceptable.

Along with a passport, travelers must show proof of onward travel or return ticket for stays up to 21 days.


Citizens of the United States, Canada, the U.K., and other commonwealth countries are not required to obtain a visa to visit Dominica for tourist or business travel for stays up to three weeks. If you're visiting the island for reasons other than business or tourism purposes or plan to visit the island for longer than three weeks, you should contact a Dominica consulate or embassy office.

Citizens of the following countries are required to show visas to enter Dominica:


  • Algeria
  • Afghanistan
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kampuchea
  • People's Republic of Laos
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Monaco
  • Macau
  • Morocco
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • The Sudan
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Vietnam
  • People's Democratic of Yemen
  • Yemen Arab Republic
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zaire


To find out more information about visas, or if you have any other questions about entry requirements, contact the nearest Dominica consulate or embassy office.


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