Travel advice for Guadeloupe.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Guadeloupe.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Euro (EUR)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Euro EUR

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Paris (Frankreich), 142 Rue de Grenelle
Tel. +33 1 49 55 67 00

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 12.30 h and 14.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
7.45 - 12.15 h (Sat)

Stores

8.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Basse-Terre

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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