By Air or by Sea, here are the latest travel updates and “good to know info” for a more hassle-free trip.
AIRLINES SERVICING DOMINICA
Many people remain confused over the baggage allowance requirements for traveling to Dominica. The following is information that you must adhere to so as to ensure your travel to and departure from Dominica is hassle free:
When traveling on American/American Eagle to and from Dominica, the total weight baggage allowance per passenger is as follows:
- Checked bags not to exceed 70lbs total weight. (Overweight baggage of 5lbs or more will not be allowed.)
- Passengers may have one carryon bag that cannot exceed 40 lbs
- Oversized and excess baggage is not allowed
- If one bag is over 50lbs there will be a charge of $25.00 US.
(The total weight of both bags may not exceed 70lbs)
Very often at the point of departure from the U.S., these restrictions are often overlooked by the airline check in agent. They are not overlooked upon departure from Dominica.
Very often at the point of departure from the US, these restrictions are often overlooked by the airline check in agent. They are not overlooked upon departure from Dominica.
Changes to Travel Requirements
Dominica wants to ensure that your travels to Dominica are hassle free. Due to changes made by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security, there are some changes in international travel requirements that you must be aware of and adhere to. All travelers, including U.S. citizens to and from the Americas, the Caribbean and Bermuda, will be required to have a valid passport or other accepted document that establishes your identity and nationality to enter and re-enter the United States.
For information on applying for a passport to visit Dominica, U.S. citizens may visit www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-4USA-PPT or TDD/TYY: 1.888.874.7793. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain passports.
Getting here by Sea
You may get to Dominica by ferry service from the French islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia via the L'Express des Îles ferry service. The ferry operates at various times of the year, but more frequently during the summer months. Click here for the Carnival Schedule (Feb 12 -22, 2010). Click here for the Ferry schedule. Caribbean Spirit offers service from Guadeloupe via Marie Galante to the northern town of Portsmouth, docking at the historic Cabrits berth. View our summer schedule.