This page gives you guidance on how to stay safely in Guadeloupe as a visitor, if you are unable to return to the UK.

Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Guadeloupe to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Guadeloupe.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Moving around in Guadeloupe

Please check Guadeloupe public health advice for more information from the local authorities and a daily update on the virus in Guadeloupe.

Health

For information on entering Guadeloupe, see Entry Requirements

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Guadeloupe.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Guadeloupe

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Guadeloupe announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Guadeloupe vaccination programme started in January 2021 and is using the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines. British nationals resident in Guadeloupe are eligible for vaccination. Further information on the vaccination programme is available on the local Prefecture’s website and the French Government’s website (French language only).

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Guadeloupe, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

For further UK government guidance on support you can access whilst abroad, visit our waiting to return guidance. This includes guidance on finance, health, and staying connected.

Help and support

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.

Further information

See advice on making travel plans to return to the UK, or what to do if you cannot depart immediately.