Official language is English. Colloquial language is a French Creole (Patois). Cocoy, an English dialect, is spoken in the Marigot and Wesley area.
01/01/2022 New Year
02/28/2022 Shrove Monday
03/01/2022 Mardi Gras
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/02/2022 National holiday
06/06/2022 Whit Monday
01.08.2022 August Monday (Release Day)
03.11.2022 Independence Day
11/04/2022 National Community Service Day
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Dominica duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars (persons aged 18 and over); 1 liter of alcoholic beverages (over 18s); Personal items such as clothing, hygiene items and electrical devices such as hair dryers, razors, etc.; Once a year gifts not exceeding a total value of EC$400 (excluding tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and commercial goods).
Various plants including bananas, coconuts, coffee, avocado plants and fruits, as well as animal products, paints, varnishes and other chemicals. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Dominica High Commission
(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)
1 Collingham Gardens
+44 (20) 73 70 51 94.
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Consular Section: Mon-Fri 10am-1pm.
English is business language. Appointments and business cards are taken for granted. A casual atmosphere also prevails in business life. Business hours of the authorities: Mon 7.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce Division L3-1&2, Floor 2, Prevo Cinemall, Corner of Old Street & Kennedy Avenue, Roseau, Dominica Tel. +1 (0)767 449 19 62. Website: dominicachamber.com
The main post office is in Bayfront, Roseau (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm). There are branches in all towns and villages (Mon-Fri 3pm – 5pm). Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1. Airmail shipments take about 4 weeks to Europe.
International direct dialing. Phone cards are available from Cable & Wireless, Marpin Telecoms and their island-wide offices.
TDMA network. Network operator is Cable & Wireless Dominica (Internet: www.cwdom.dm). Visitors with TDMA phones can make unannounced calls by providing their credit card number. Mobile phones can also be rented.
Internet access at Cable & Wireless’ Roseau offices and Internet cafes. The main Internet providers are Cable & Wireless (CWDom) (Internet: www.tod.dm) and Marpin.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, Poste restante shipments will not be accepted. Post office opening hours: Mon 08.30-13.00 and 14.30-17.00, Tue-Fri 08.30-13.00 and 14.30-16.00.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.