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  CUSTOMS
Visitorsareallowedtobringinitemsforpersonaluseinreasonablequantitiesforthedurationoftheirstay.GenerallythroughouttheCaribbeanthestandardisaround200cigarettes,50cigarsor250gramsoftobacco,andonetotwolitresofalcohol.

FormoreinformationcalltheCustomsDepartmentat767/445-7109.

AlsoseethesectioninGeneralInfo:Illegalitems.

IMPORTINGANIMALS
ToimportyourpetyouwillneedasignedhealthcertificatefromalicensedveterinarianinthecountryoforiginandanimportpermitfromtheDominicaMinistryofAgriculture.FormoreinformationcalltheVeterinaryOfficer,MinistryofAgricultureat767/448-2731.

GETTINGTHERE
BYAIR
FlightsarriveatMelvilleHallAirport(airportcodeDOM),locatedabout40milesnortheastofRoseau,orCaneFieldAirport(airportcodeDCF),locatedaboutthreemilesnorthofRoseau.YoucannotflydirectfromNorthAmericaorEurope.ApproximateflyingtimefromAntiguais25minutes;fromNewYork,sevenhours;fromLondon,10hours.

AirlinesthatserviceDominicaincludeAirGuadeloupe(tel448-2181),AmericanAirlines/AmericanEagle(tel448-0628),BWIAWestIndiesAirways/CaribbeanAirlines,CaribbeanStar(tel255-1130or445-8936),CoastalAirTransport(tel448-0111or340/773-6862,USVI)andLIAT(tel448-3980or449-2045).

Note:Thephonenumberslistedabovearelocalaccessnumbersunlessotherwisestated.

BYCRUISE
Cruiseshipsarriveatoneofthreeports:theRoseauCruiseShipBerthinthecapital,Roseau;WoodbridgeBayPort,fiveminutesnorthofRoseau;andCabritsCruiseShipBerthinthenorthoftheisland.

CruiselinesthatcallontheislandincludeCarnivalCruiseLine,CostaCruises,Cunard,HollandAmericaLine,NorwegianCruiseLine,PrincessCruisesandSunCruises.

BYFERRY
L'expressdesIles(tel448-2181,agentsHHVWhitchurch&Co;590/91-6968,Guadeloupe;596/63-0545,Martinique)operatesregularlyscheduledferriesfromGuadeloupe(Pointe-??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????-Pitre)andMartinique(FortdeFrance)totheferryterminalinRoseau.Faresrangefrom$64onewayto$99returnforadults.Reducedratesareavailableforstudents,kids,babies,seniorsandfamilies.

CaribbeanFerries(tel440-2459,agentElementAgencies;590/82-0505,Guadeloupe)alsooperatesregularlyscheduledservicefromGuadeloupe,MartiniqueandStLucia.

BYPRIVATEYACHT
UponarrivalyoumustcheckinwiththeCustomsDepartmentatoneoftheauthorizedports,whicharelocatedatPortsmouth,Anse-de-MaiandRoseau.Youwillneedtotaketwocopieseachofyourcrewlistandpassengerlist,whichCustomswillpassontotheImmigrationDepartment.Youmustpayanenvironmentalfeeandtomovefromonelocationtoanotheryouwillneedtoobtainapermit.

Dominicahasnomarina,butyachtsandsailboatsoftenusePrinceRupertBayinPortsmouthandanchoragesalongthewestern(Mero)andsouthwestern(CastleComfort)coastsoftheisland.ItisprohibitedfromanchoringintheSoufriere-ScotsheadMarineReserve,whichisaprotectedarea.

GETTINGAROUND
BYCAR
Mostroadsarepavedandaregenerallyingoodcondition,althoughtheyarenarrowandwindingwithsteepinclinesandfewguardrails.Conditionsinruralareasmaybepoor.Outsideofthemaintownsroadsareunlitandsignageislimited.Watchoutforpeoplealongthesideoftheroad,especiallyatnight,andminibusdriverswhooftenpulloutintotrafficwithoutwarning.

Torentacaryoumustbebetween25and65yearsofageandhaveatleasttwoyears'experiencedriving.YouwillneedtopurchaseatemporaryDominicadriver'spermit,whichyoucanpurchaseforEC$30/US$12atthecarrentalagencyorfromtheTrafficDepartmentonHighStinRoseau.Ensureyoubringyourvaliddriver'slicensefromhome.

Drivingisontheleft.Intownsandvillagesthespeedlimitis20mph.

CARRENTALS(countrycode767)
CaneField:BudgetRentACar,445-7687;SAGRent-A-Car,449-1093

MelvilleHallAirport:BudgetRentACar,449-2080or449-1908;CourtesyCarRental,445-7677

Roseau:AccessoriesPlusVehicleRental,448-4413;ACSRent-A-Car,448-0413;AvisRent-A-Car,448-0413;BestDealRent-A-Car,449-9204;BonusCarRental,448-2650;ChrisRentals,449-9559;CourtesyCarRental,448-7763;EasyRentals,440-2156;EconomyCarRental,449-9559;GarrawayRent-A-Car,448-2891;NatureIsleCarRental,440-3861or616-0405;Phillip'sMotorPool,448-2650;PointsettiaHotel,449-9428;ValleyRent-A-Car,448-3233;WideRangeCarRentals,448-2198

Portsmouth:JXRentACar,445-3497;SilverLiningCarRental,445-3802;USaveRentACar,445-6931;ValleyRent-A-Car,445-5252

BYTAXI
Taxishavetheletters"HA,""HB"or"H"ontheirlicenseplates,indicatingtheyareforhire.Taxifaresaresetbythegovernmentandfrombothairportstovariousislanddestinationstherearestandardrates,whicharepostedattheairports.Islandtaxitoursareavailableinadditiontostandardtaxiservice.

TAXISERVICE
-Alwin'sTaxiService,448-4260
-IslandToursandTaxiService,440-0944
-Mally'sTaxi&TourService,448-3114or448-3360
-NatureIslandTaxiAssociation,448-1679or440-0699

BYBUS
Privateminibuseswiththeletters"HA,""HB"or"H"ontheirlicenseplates,indicatingtheyareforhire,providepublictransportationservicesbetweenRoseauandtherestoftheisland.TheydepartfromtheOldMarketPlazainRoseau,betweentheWestandEastBridge.FaresrangefromEC$1.50toEC$10.25.

Disclaimer: Information is provided as a service to visitors and is updated regularly. All information should be verified prior to travel.

 
     
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