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'Dominica

Country - Useful facts for filming in Dominica

General information

Location: Caribbean
Local Time: GMT-4
Capital City: Roseau
Population: 72,000
Area: 750357,021 square km, 290 square miles.

Language(s): English, local French Patois & Creole
Dialling Code: 1 767
Emergency: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 999
TV Standard:
Driving: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit recommended, temporary Visitors Permit available on presentation of National licence (fee USD 12) valid for 1 month. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have at least 2 years driving experience
Electricity: 220/240V AC 50Hz

Business & Currency

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: XCD: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Coins: XCD: 1. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100

Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques:
Opening Hours

Bank: 0800-1400 Mon-Thur, 0800-1600 Fri, First Caribbean International Bank 0800-1500 Mon-Thur, 0800-1700 Fri
Office: 0800-1300 & 1400-1700 Mon, 0800-1300 & 1400-1600 Tue-Fri (Government offices)
Shops: 0800-1300 & 1400-1600 Mon-Fri, 0800-2000 Sat, 0900-1600 Sun

Public Holidays

2013


01 Jan : New Year
29 Mar : Good Friday
01 Apr : Easter Monday
06 May : Bank Holiday
20 May : Whit Monday
05 Aug : August Monday
03 Nov : Independence Day
04 Nov : Community Service Day
25 Dec : Christmas Day
26 Dec : Boxing Day
2013
01 Jan : New Year
03 - 04 Mar : Carnival
18 Apr : Good Friday
21 Apr : Easter Monday
01 May : Labor Day
09 Jun : Whit Monday
04 Aug : August Monday
03 Nov : Independence Day
04 Nov : Community Service Day
25 Dec : Christmas Day

26 Dec : Boxing Day
Business/Social Hints: Business is conducted in English, not many executives speak a second language. In business an informal attitude prevails. On social occasions dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years. It is advisable to ask for permission before taking photographs of local persons
Tipping: Service charges are usually included in the bill, if so tips are not necessary, however where there is no service charge, tips are around 10%. Taxis do not expect tips

Travel

  • Dominica Cane Field
  • Dominica Melville Hall

Passport & Visa

Required by all.

Passports

The following details relate to holders of adult normal passports (requirements for children may be different). If any other type of passport or travel document is held, entry requirements may differ and should be checked with the relevant embassy or consulate.

Passport Validity: Passports must be valid for six months on arrival.

Visas

1) The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for a maximum stay of six months;
Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and USA.
2) Nationals of Commonwealth and CARICOM countries do not require a visa for a maximum of six months.
3) The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days;
Argentina, Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Venezuela.