Dominica Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
a. for passengers aged 18 years and older:
- tobacco products: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars;
- alcoholic beverages: 1 liter of spirits over 22% volume or wine;
b. articles for personal use and household effects.
Prohibited: Bananas, coconuts, plants and straw materials, citrus, coffee, avocado fruits/plants/soil. For more information on restrictions/prohibitions: contact the Division of Agriculture, Botanical Gardens, Roseau.

Export regulations:

Prohibited: - Protected wildlife and endangered species, - Firearms and ammunitions without prior export permit obtained from the commissioner of Police.


Cats and dogs may only be imported if coming from: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA and United Kingdom. Required are: a Veterinary Health Certificate from the country of origin; an import permit to be obtained from the Veterinary Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Botanical Gardens, Roseau, Dominica.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Dominica, where all baggage will be liable to be checked by customs.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside Dominica.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Eastern Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: when traveling for touristic or social purposes: up to XCD 3,000.- per person. Max. 2x per year; if traveling for business purposes: up to XCD 1,000.- per person per day of stay, to a max. of XCD 30,000.- per year.
NON-RESIDENTS: local and foreign currencies: up to the amount imported. If holding credit card: up to XCD 2,500.-. Currency in excess of limit requires proof of conversion.

Or equivalent in other freely convertible currency.

Or equivalent in other freely convertible currency.

Or equivalent in other freely convertible currency.

Airport Tax

Embarkation Tax: is levied on all passengers when leaving Dominica:
- nationals of Dominica: USD 17.- or XCD 45.-;
- all other nationals: USD 21.- or XCD 55.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure in Dominica.
1. Transit passengers continuing their journey on the same day;
2. Aircrew traveling on duty;
3. Children under 12 years of age.

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