The volcanic island of Dominica is located in the Windward group of the West Indies. It covers 750 sq. kms. A mountainous ridge forms the spine of the island from which several rivers flow to the indented coastline. "Boiling Lake" is situated in the south. The rich soil supports dense tropical vegetation which covers almost half the island.

The climate is tropical with warm temperatures and high humidity. The wet season is June to October and hurricanes are frequent. Temperatures range from 25°C to 32°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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