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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera no
malaria no
Eat Drink 3

Overview

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The treatment takes place upon presentation of the EHIC. This regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. You should ask your health insurance company about the benefits and whether additional travel health insurance with repatriation insurance is recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers arriving within 6 days of staying in a WHO-designated infection area and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers who do not leave the airport in Guadeloupe. In Guadeloupe itself there is no risk of infection. [2] Typhoid occurs, poliomyelitis does not. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3] Because of the risk of possible intestinal infections, care must be taken to ensure careful drinking water and food hygiene. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. Drinking water is chlorinated and may cause mild stomach upset. Bottled water should be drunk during the first days of vacation. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Tap water can be dangerous and should be boiled or otherwise sterilized. Milk is pasteurized and safe to consume, as are local dairy products, meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Caution should be exercised before consuming fish and seafood that are offered as delicacies in restaurants because of possible algae poisoning.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found sporadically, but nationwide in some ponds and rivers. Swimming and wading in inland waters should therefore be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. There is a risk of infection with mosquito-borne dengue fever, which increases between July and November. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. The isolated deaths documented so far were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. The isolated deaths documented so far were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. The isolated deaths documented so far were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended.

Money

Currency

The euro has been the official currency for the French overseas territories (Départements d’Outre-Mer) of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion, as well as for the local authorities (collectivités territoriales) of Mayotte and St. Pierre and Miquelon. More information on the use of the euro in the France chapter. In the French Overseas Country (Pays d’outre mer/POM) French Polynesia and in the French Overseas Territory (Territoires d’Outre-Mer/TOM) New Caledonia, the official currency is the CFP Franc, which is pegged to the Euro. 1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). There are banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 150, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros,

Credit cards

Major credit cards are accepted in major hotels, shops and international car rental companies. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards Money can be withdrawn from ATMs with a credit card (Visa and Mastercard). ATMs are available in all towns. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are generally not accepted in Guadeloupe.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00, e.g. T. Sat mornings.

Foreign exchange regulations

  1. France.

Currency Exchange

You can withdraw cash with a bank card or credit card at numerous ATMs. Exchange offices are available in most towns.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

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