Foreign travel advice

Guadeloupe

Summary

The hurricane season in Guadeloupe normally runs from June to November. You should follow the advice of the local authorities and any evacuation orders. You can monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre. See Natural disasters

Hurricanes Irma and Maria passed through north-eastern parts of the Caribbean on 6 and 19 September 2017 respectively, causing some damage to the island. If you require assistance please call “cellule de crise” or crisis centre is +33 (0) 1 82 71 03 37. To contact the Prefecture in Guadeloupe, call +590 5 90 99 39 00. You can find further information on the impact of the hurricanes on the website of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

UK health authorities have classified Guadeloupe as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Several hundred British nationals visit Guadeloupe each year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions. See Crime.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Guadeloupe, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.