Dominica health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Dominica

Dominica is a small country with around 71K Dominica. Official language is English. Dominica uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-04:00. Currency used in Dominica is East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

Zika outbreaks have been reported in Dominica. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Dominica. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Dominica.

Dengue cases have been reported in Dominica. For further information, please visit the CDCDengue Advice.

African tick-bite fever has been reported inDominica. For further information, please visit the CDCAfrican Tick-Bite Fever Advice.


It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Dominica, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.

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