Travel guide

“The Nature Island”

This small island in the Caribbean, surrounded by French islands, will take your senses away. This island, known as “Nature Island”, is like a lighthouse in the middle of the sea for its visitors. Breathtaking in its biodiversity, both on land and in the sparkling waters that surround it!

After a stopover in the capital, Roseau, enjoy kayaking, canyoning or horseback riding through secret waterfalls, and relax in natural pools. Hike in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, or near the victoria fallas, before a more bucolic stroll in the Papillote Tropical Gardens. Discover the colors and joy of its inhabitants during the carnival season…

Time difference



East Caribbean Dollar


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Bonjour / Bonsoir = Good morning/Goodevening
  • How are you? = How are you?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Fine, and you?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Do you speak French? English?
  • Je comprends/ Je ne comprends pas = I understand/ I don’t understand
  • Pardon = Sorry
  • Au revoir = Bye
  • Bienvenue = Welcome
  • Merci (beaucoup) = Thank you (very much)
  • Excuse me/SVP = Excuse me please?
  • Je suis Français(e) = I am French
  • Je m’appelle… = My name is
  • Non merci = No, thanks
  • Oui/Non = yes/No
  • You’re welcome / Je vous en prie = You’re welcome

Key figures

Surface area: 750 km²

73,925 inhabitants (2017)

Good to know


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio (DTP)
  • rubella, mumps and measles in children
  • anti-tuberculosis treatment.

Travelers from countries where yellow fever is endemic must be vaccinated before entering the country. The list of countries concerned should be obtained from the Dominican embassy or consulate closest to your place of residence.

Depending on local travel conditions, vaccinations against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B may be recommended.


French nationals wishing to stay in Dominica for less than 3 months are not required to obtain a visa. On presentation of a valid passport and a return ticket, travelers are issued a visitors permit, valid for 30 days and renewable for up to 3 months. After this period, a residence permit must be applied for from the immigration authorities.

The French national identity card is only valid for travel to Dominica in limited cases (only for travelers coming from Martinique or Guadeloupe). It is therefore advisable to obtain a passport from your local prefecture before departure.