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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:34:45 +0100

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Required travel documents for Dominica
Required travel documents for Dominica: passport [...]

Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 50 Hz [...]

Area code to Dominica
Area code to Dominica: +l767 [...]

Credit & debit cards
American Express, Visa and MasterCard (limited) are accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. [...]

Currency exchange
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change. [...]

East Caribbean Dollar (EC$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of EC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of EC$1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents. US Dollars are also legal tender. [...]

A 10 per cent service charge is added by most hotels and some restaurants. Other less touristic places do not add service to the bill and therefore tipping is discretionary; 10 to 15 per cent of the bill is acceptable. Taxi rates are set by law and there [...]

Food & Drink
In general, it is wise to order the speciality of the house or of the day to ensure freshness. Island cooking includes Creole, Continental and American dishes. Creole dishes include tee-tee-ree (tiny freshly spawned fish), lambi (conch), agouti (a rodent [...]

Public Transport
Public Transport is readily available in the form of the ubiquitous mini-bus (look for number plates that begin with 'H'); the Old Market in Roseau is the 'terminus' for busses travelling south; the West Bridge for those travelling north. Fares are set by [...]

Water is safe to drink. [...]