Practical information

  • Entrance conditions

- For French citizen, an identity card or valid passport is sufficient.
- For European and Swiss citizen, a passport without visa, official identity card or French residence permit valid  are required.
- For foreign citizen, a valid passport (visa for some countries) is necessary.


  • Amount allowed for duty free

You can carry up to 200 cigarettes (or 2 cartridges), or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of smoking tobacco and 1 liter of alcohol (over 22 degrees) or 2 liters of liquor (less 22 degrees).


  • Health

No vaccinations are required. Only passengers from tropical countries must present a certificate of vaccination against smallpox. Tap water is potable everywhere, but mineral waters are also available to consumers in trades and restaurants.


  • Climate

The climate is tropical. The air is at 27 ° C and average bit up to 32 ° C.


  • Currency

The currency is the euro. 1 EUR = 1.29903 USD (as of May 2013) according to the exchange rate of the day.


  • Difference time

When it is noon in Paris,
- It's 6am in summer or 6 hours time difference.
- It is 7am in winter or 5 hours time difference


  • Electricity

The electricity is 220 volts. The plugs are the same as in France.


  • Phone

- To call from the Islands of Guadeloupe to:
Metropolitan France: Dial the ten digits of your correspondent
Abroad: Dial 00590590 and six figures of your correspondent (landline).

The USA : Dial +11 590 590

- To call Guadeloupe Islands to:
Metropolitan France: Dial directly the 10 figures caller
Abroad: Dial: 00, then the country code, the area code and then the number you want.


  • Taxes and service charges

Services and taxes are included in prices.

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