Guadeloupe Travel Information

The Basics


No GMT offset.


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


French is the official language of Guadeloupe.

Travel Health

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.

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 (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.

Duty Free

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/two litres of wine/two litres of alcoholic beverages up to 22%. Plants and vegetables are prohibited.

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