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Guadeloupe Country Report

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Health Risk

High

Vaccinations required to enter the country

Proof of vaccination against yellow fever is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission and over one year of age.

Routine Vaccinations

Hepatitis A : a vaccine is available for anyone over one year of age. The vaccine may not be effective for certain people, e.g. those born before 1945 and who lived as a child in a developing country and/or have a past history of jaundice (icterus). These people can instead get a shot of immune globulin (IG) to boost their immunity against the disease.

Hepatitis B : a vaccine is available for children at least two months old.

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Polio : a booster shot should be administered if necessary (once every ten years).

Other Vaccinations

Rabies : for prolonged stays in an isolated region (for children from when they can walk).

For Children : all standard childhood immunizations should be up-to-date. In the case of a long stay, the BCG vaccine is recommended for children over one month and the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine for children over nine months.

Last update: November 27, 2013

Practical Information

Climate

Guadeloupe's rainy season lasts from May-June until November with the highest temperatures in July-August (27°C). During the dry season, from December to April-May, temperatures are a bit cooler (23°C on average). Temperatures are generally cooler and rain more frequent in the volcanic relief of Basse-Terre. Hurricanes can strike the islands in September and October.

Useful Numbers

Country Code: +590
Emergency Services: 112
Police: 17
Ambulance: 15
Fire Dept.: 18

Electricity

Voltage: 230 V ~ 50 Hz

Outlets:

Last update: December 9, 2013