Guadeloupe Country Report
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.
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).
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.
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.
Voltage: 230 V ~ 50 Hz