Since August 7th, the Commonwealth of Dominica fully reopened its borders for tourism and hospitality.
Dominica started its reopening in a phased manner. As part of phase 1, which commenced in mid-July, citizens could return home. As part of phase 2, as of August 7th, all travellers, including non-nationals, can travel to the Commonwealth of Dominica, according to Tourism Minister Denise Charles.
“Dominica’s many nature-based activities, our secluded beaches and long meandering rainforest hikes are perfectly positioned for a socially distanced travel experience. The great outdoors and wholesome cuisine of Dominica offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of this pandemic,” Discover Dominica Authority CEO Colin Piper told Caribbean Journal.
Tourists, however, will be allowed to enter only subject to meeting new entry requirements and pre-and-upon-arrival health protocols. Dominica has set several measures to keep the island in its position as one of the least affected countries in the world. To date, Dominica has had just 22 cases of COVID-19, with no deaths recorded.
Dominica reopening entry requirements
All visitors will have to provide a completed online health questionnaire at least 24 hours of arrival. Once the application is submitted, they will have to show a received notification of the clearance. Additionally, passengers will have to obtain a negative PCR (COVID-19) test result recorded within 24 to 72 hours of entrance into the country.
Everyone will also follow thorough hygiene requirements, always wear face masks during their travel process, and maintain safe physical distance. Upon arrival, all passengers will be asked to follow instructions of health officials and undergo necessary safety checks, such as a temperature check, rapid test screening or a health assessment.
If an individual tests positive or is assumed high-risk alert by health experts, they will be required to take the PCR test and execute a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government facility or a certified hotel at their expense. However, those with a negative result will be allowed to go straight to immigration and customs for screening and have their luggage sanitised.
The priority of safety in the current environment
As of today, Dominica has had no COVID-19 deaths and only 22 cases, and 18 recovered.
“Our priority remains to keep visitors and our residents free from the spread of the virus,”
– CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper.
More airlines operating and hospitality reopening
During a press briefing, Piper said that more airlines would be operating in Dominica as part of phase 2. He noted that Air Antilles will have daily flies from Barbados and will also serve from Point-a-Pitre. Meanwhile, Silver Airways will operate on Thursday and Saturday from San Juan.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit from the Commonwealth of Dominica recently announced a set of amendments to Dominica citizenship by investment program. These changes facilitate investors with the inclusion of more family members under the same citizenship application.
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- You make your investment after your application is approved, not before.
- The Dominican passport is insurance for you and your family against unexpected personal, political or economic strife.
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 140 countries including the United Kingdom & Schengen states
- No interview, education or management experience required.
- No taxes on capital gains, gift, wealth and inheritance; no taxes for non-residents.
- You can include your children up to the age of 30.
- There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s).
Dominica was ranked No. 1 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the Citizenship by Investment Index (CBI Index), a publication by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM) Magazine.
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