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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Dominica at this time.

Read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help prepare your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.

It's important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Get vaccinated before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.

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Mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya, occur commonly in the Caribbean region, especially during the rainy season (June to December). Take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent at all times, wearing long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing and ensuring your accommodation is mosquito proof. Seek medical advice if you have a fever, muscle pain, rash or severe headaches as they are symptoms of both dengue fever and the chikungunya virus.

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The hurricane season is June to November when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services may occur. Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.

All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, including the Caribbean.

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Where to get help

Depending on your enquiry, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.

The Australian Government

The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas. Australia does not have an embassy in Dominica. You can contact the Australian Government at the Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago for consular assistance. See contact details below:

Australian High Commission, Port of Spain

18 Herbert Street, St Clair
Port of Spain
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Phone: +1 868 822 5450
Fax: +1 868 822 5490
Website: trinidadandtobago.highcommission.gov.au
Email: ahc.portofspain@dfat.gov.au
Facebook: Australia in the Caribbean

See the High Commission website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.

In a consular emergency if you are unable to contact the High Commission, you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

Other useful information

If the situation changes and a travel advice for Dominica is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our email subscription service.

Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.

For additional general and economic information to assist travelling in this country, see the following links: