Money and duty free for Dominica
Currency and Money
East Caribbean Dollar (XCD; symbol 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 and Pounds Sterling are also legal tender.
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is tied at a fixed rate to the US Dollar.
American Express, MasterCard (limited) and Visa are accepted. ATMs are located around the island.
ATMs are located around the island.
Accepted by most hotels. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars.
Mon-Thurs 0800-1500, Fri 0800-1700.
There are no restrictions on the import of local or foreign currency. Export of local and foreign currency is allowed up to the amount that was imported.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change.
Dominica duty free
The following goods may be imported into Dominica without incurring customs duty by passengers aged 18 and above:
• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 227g of tobacco.
• 1L of wine or spirits.
• Gifts and souvenirs to the value of EC$400 (this allowance can only be claimed once a year and does not apply to cigarettes and alcohol).
Travellers carrying prescription medication must bring it in the original labelled container.
A permit is required to import animals, plants or seeds.
Wildlife (alive or dead).
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