Foreign travel advice

Guadeloupe

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all non-essential travel to Guadeloupe, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.

The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Guadeloupe to leave at this time. Travelers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.

If you are returning to the UK from Guadeloupe on or after 4am on 19 September, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The FCDO is not advising you to cut short your visit. You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.

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Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

There are currently limited commercial options available to return to the UK from French overseas territories. See return to the UK from Guadeloupe.

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

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

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.

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

Consular support may be limited in Guadeloupe. However, the British Embassy in Paris, France can provide consular support to British nationals.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.