Travel clinic for Guadeloupe
Travel health and vaccine advice for Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
 
Guadeloupe is the Papillon island, by its form consisting of two islands separated by the salty river, Basse terre and Grande Terre.
 
The island is 1780 km2 and in 2013 it had about 400,000 inhabitants. It is a French overseas territory.
 
There are also a series of islands and islets, the principal ones being Marie-galante, la Désirade, les Saintes and Petite Terre.

In Basse terre, a hike on the slope of the volcano of the sufferer is worth the detour, the difficulty is less, but be careful not to be caught by the nightfall, also to see the falls in the jungle of the center from the island only 5 to 10 minutes walk from the parking lot.

The beautiful beaches also offer a superb view, in hot season the weather is changing so beware of the short but intense showers.

On Grande terre, cross the interior of the island for a journey back in time, ride carefully because you might encounter some cows little fierce.

To the north of the island, a curiosity is worth the detour, the cemetery of Morne with water, atypical with its mosaics white and black, it is definitely worth the detour.

St François if you go to the eastern tip of Guadeloupe, you will reach the Pointe des Châteaux, a landscape of sand and rocks that vaguely have the shape of a castle. From there, you can look at the islands La Désirade, Petite Terre, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Dominica but also have a perfect view of the islands Grande Terre and further off Basse Terre.

Like most Caribbean islands, Guadeloupe is also a very beautiful place for diving, a day trip by boat to Petite Terre, and you could swim with sharks, barracudas and dolphin: unavoidable.

WHAT VACCINES DO I NEED FOR GUADELOUPE IN 2021

The Government of Canada and the CDC recommend the following vaccines for travelling to the Guadeloupe in 2021: Traveler’s Diarrhea, Hepatitis AHepatitis BRabies, Flu, COVID-19, Typhoid fever.

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We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.

GUADELOUPE – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

 Yellow Fever

A proof of vaccination against yellow fever may be required upon entry in to this country.

Some travellers may not be eligible to receive this vaccine. Please enquire with your health care professional regarding your specific details.
It is important to note that the vaccine should be administered at least 10 days prior to your departure.

For further information, please consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) website:
https://www.who.int/ith/ith-country-list.pdf

Hepatitis ARecommended for all travelers.
Tetanus – Diphteria – PertussisTetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose.
Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough):  1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32).

*Only applicable for Quebec.

Measles – Rubella – MumpsTwo doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
RabiesFor travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.
Flu – InfluenzaSeasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)Recommended for all travelers
Typhoid feverRecommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”
Hepatitis BConsider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).
African Tick Bite FeverCould be present. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
SchistosomiasisAvoid swimming in fresh water.
Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or ZikaThere are many illnesses that are transmitted via mosquito bites and unfortunately we do not have vaccines to protect us against most of them. It is important to inquire with your healthcare professional regarding the specific risks and the different illnesses presently in circulation.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS FOR TRAVEL IN GUADELOUPE

Antibiotics Traveler’s DiarrheaCiprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax.

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Emergency services in Guadeloupe

Dial 112 for emergency assistance.