Guadeloupe Travel Information
Electrical current in Guadeloupe is 230 volts, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are most commonly in use.
French is the official language of Guadeloupe.
Guadeloupe has good medical facilities, although not all doctors speak English. A vaccination is recommended for hepatitis A. Yellow fever vaccinations are required for those arriving from infected areas. Guadeloup is a Zika virus high-risk area. Pregnant women should avoid visiting the island, and other travellers should take extra care to protect themselves against mosquitos.
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 (indeed, it is still subject to French Law); however, gender roles are perhaps more traditional than in European societies, with the bywords 'reputation' (for men) and 'respect' (for women) often being invoked.
The international dialling code for Guadeloupe is +590.
Visitors to Guadeloupe over the age of 17 may import up to 200 cigarettes/50 cigars/100cigarillos/250g of tobacco, and one litre of spirits up to 22%/four litres of wine. Plants and flowers are prohibited.
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