Electricity

Electrical current in Guadeloupe is 230 volts, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are most commonly in use.

Language

French is the official language of Guadeloupe.

Money

As part of France and the European Union, the official currency of Guadeloupe is the Euro (EUR).


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Health

Guadeloupe has good medical facilities, although not all doctors speak English. A vaccination is recommended for hepatitis A and yellow fever vaccinations are required for those arriving from infected areas. Guadeloupe was a Zika virus high-risk area, though there is currently no evidence of ongoing transmission. Pregnant women should avoid visiting the island, and other travellers should take extra care to protect themselves against mosquitos.


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Local customs

Guadeloupean society is famously welcoming and friendly, with a high emphasis placed on convivial social interactions between men and women. Social mores and etiquette in Guadeloupe reflect its colonial history, with it still subject to French Law. However, gender roles are perhaps more traditional than in European societies.


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Duty free

Visitors to Guadeloupe over the age of 17 may import up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100cigarillos or 250g of tobacco, and one litre of spirits up to 22 percent or four litres of wine.

Communications

The international dialling code for Guadeloupe is +590.

Passport & Visa

All foreign passengers to Guadeloupe must hold a return or onward ticket, and the necessary travel documentation for their next destination. Note that a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to enter Guadeloupe, if arriving in the country within six days of leaving or transiting through an infected area. It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Entry requirements

US citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their stay in Guadeloupe. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 90 days.

British citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their stay in Guadeloupe. No visa is required for British passports endorsed British Citizen, and no visa is required for British passports carrying any other endorsement for touristic stays of up to 90 days.

Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their stay in Guadeloupe. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 90 days.

Australian citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their intended stay in Guadeloupe. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 90 days.

South African citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their intended stay in Guadeloupe. A schengen visa is required.

Irish citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their intended stay in Guadeloupe. No visa is required.

New Zealand citizens must have a passport that is valid for the duration of their intended stay in Guadeloupe. No visa is required for touristic stays of up to 90 days.

Useful contacts

Guadeloupe Tourist Office, Pointe-à-Pitre: +59 (590) 82 0930 or info@lesilesdeguadeloupe.com

15 (Medical), 18 (Fire), 17 (Police)

Embassies / consulates in other countries


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Embassies / consulates in Guadeloupe


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Canada Mission, Bridgetown, Barbados (also responsible for Guadeloupe): +246 629 3550


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