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Dominica customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Dominica to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Dominica make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Dominica customs regulations.

Import regulations in Dominica

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Gold and silver articles not at the standard indicated by their marks.
  • Counterfeit currency.
  • Food unfit for human consumption.
  • Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, books, or other media.
  • Infected animals and their derivative products which may spread communicable disease.
  • Pistols and other firing apparatus disguised as a pen.
  • Any goods bearing the Coat of Arms of any country without the appropriate government's permission.
  • Fictitious stamps and instruments capable of making such stamps.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Arms and ammunition require written permission of the Commission of Police.
  • Cannabis and its derivative products require a licence from the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Gunpowder and explosives may only be imported for use of the Government.
  • Kerosene oil and other similar products require permission to import.
  • Cigarette making appliances.
  • Tobacco and its derivative products require a permit from the Comptroller.
  • Alcohol requires the permission of the Comptroller.
  • Pets require an Import Permit from the Veterinary Department of the Division of Agriculture, and a Health Permit from the exporting country. For further information, please visit Animal Importation.
  • Plants require an Import Permit from the office of the Plant Protection of Quarantine Service of the Division of Agriculture. For further information, please visit Plant Importation.

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