COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Guadeloupe (09 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and permanent residents may enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • No, with exceptions

  • Any travel between mainland France and Guadeloupe must be justified by an overriding personal or family reason, a health reason relating to an emergency, or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.

  • The travel ban for non-EU citizens to the Guadeloupe Islands will be reviewed every two weeks.

  • Travel to or from Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy, Martinique, and Guyana is prohibited unless the travel is considered essential (important personal or family reasons, an emergency health reason, or a professional reason that cannot be postponed).

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No, with exceptions

  • Travellers will be subject to health screenings and temperature checks.

  • A test is required on day seven for all travellers over 11 years of age. Travellers from Martinique are exempt.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Test certificates issued outside of Guadeloupe are accepted.

  • If a traveller is entering from France, antigen tests will no longer be accepted. Only PCR tests will be accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Travellers over age 11 must provide a certificate for a PCR test performed within 72 hours before departure from their point of origin. This requirement does not apply to travellers coming from Martinique, except in the case of transit from another airport.

  • Travel to or from Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy, Guyana is prohibited unless the travel is deemed essential (important personal or family reasons, a health reason relating to an emergency, or a professional reason that cannot be postponed). Travellers must have a negative PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before arrival if travelling for an essential reason.

  • Travellers without a valid PCR test certificate or a positive test result will be denied entry.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Arriving travellers must quarantine for 7 days, followed by a PCR test. If the test on day seven is negative, the traveller may leave quarantine. Travellers from Martinique, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy are exempted from this requirement.

  • Based on the above restrictions, all incoming travellers will be subject to a minimum of 7 days quarantine depending on the requirements listed above.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • An international travel certificate must be presented before boarding and presented to the immigration department upon arrival or transiting through French West Indies. The certificate can be found here.

  • All travellers must submit a “sworn declaration” that they have no symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days before the date of the departure, as well as the 7-day self-isolation pledge of honour. The 7-day self-isolation pledge of honour is not required for travellers from Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, and Martinique.

Is vaccination required?

  • No

  • A COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter Guadeloupe.

Is insurance required?

  • No

  • Proof of medical insurance coverage is not required for entry to Guadeloupe.

Recommended Border App

  • Yes

  • A COVID-19 application, “TousAntiCovid”, is available for Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded through this link.

Airline restrictions

  • Significant

  • International flights have resumed. However, air travel to and from Guadeloupe is currently restricted, except for “compelling reasons,” until further notice.

  • Travellers without a valid PCR test certificate or a positive test result will be denied boarding.

Border restrictions

  • Significant

  • Travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason, or a professional reason that cannot be postponed. Any travellers to Guadeloupe will need a Certificate of Entry. The form is available here.

  • Travellers arriving at air or sea borders without a valid PCR test certificate or with a positive test result will be denied entry.

  • Ships coming from the ports of the European Union, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin (French side), and Guyana and which have not called in a third country since their departure, are allowed to stop over or anchor in Guadeloupe territorial waters.

  • Only French nationals, or nationals of the European Union, or the Schengen area and persons with a legal residence permit in France can disembark in Guadeloupe by sea from these territories. More details can be found here.

Curfew restrictions

  • Moderate

  • A curfew has been imposed from 22:00 to 05:00 (local time) until 22 April. The list of exceptions to the curfew hours can be found here.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Gatherings of more than six people are restricted in public places, except for funerals, demonstrations or protests, transports, and markets.

  • Social distance of at least 1 meter must be maintained.

  • Telework remains in place.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Face masks are compulsory for drivers and passengers.

  • Taxis are allowed to carry several passengers provided there are partitions between the passengers and the driver and that the passengers belong to the same household.

  • Special authorization is no longer required for travel.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Stores and shops are open with limited capacity.

  • The sale of alcohol for take-away and consumption in public spaces is banned between 19:00 to 06:00 (local time).

  • A distance of at least 8-meters square per person must be maintained while shopping.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Hotels are open.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurant operations may be restricted due to the curfew. The sale of alcohol for take-away is prohibited. Establishments with both bar and food catering services are only allowed to operate the food catering activities. A 2-meter distance between chairs must be maintained. Customers must be served while seated. A maximum group of six people is allowed.

Bars and cafes open?

  • No

  • Bars are closed. Night clubs, casinos, and dance activities are banned.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Access to beaches is prohibited between 19:00 to 05:00. These restrictions will not affect sporting activities along the river. Groups are limited to six people. Consumption of food or alcohol is banned at the beaches.

  • Picnics are allowed at noon, except during weekends and public holidays.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes

  • Museums are open with limited capacity and on the condition of reserving a minimum area of ​​8 square metres for each person. Masks are mandatory.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Hairdressers and beauty salons are open under strict health guidelines.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Places of worship may open with social distancing measures. Only six people from the same household can form a group.

Events allowed?

  • No, with exceptions

  • Individual sports activities are allowed. Indoor sports, fitness, and fitness rooms are closed, with the exception of activities for competitions and high-level practice (athletes registered on the “high-level” list), school, extracurricular, extracurricular and university, and people with a medical prescription.

  • Sports activities for minors are allowed under the supervision of approved sports associations or school and university audiences.

  • Venues with grandstands can have an attendance of up to 600 people, provided there is at least one empty seat between two seated individuals. Masks are mandatory. Take-away sales are prohibited inside the venues.

  • Any sporting activity in places where it is authorized will be held behind closed doors, therefore without any spectators with the exception of supervisory staff.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Wearing a face mask is required in all enclosed public places, establishments, where there is a gathering of more than 3 people and busy streets for everyone over 11 years of age.

  • Individuals without masks may be fined.


  • Theatres and cinemas may open subject to adherence to strict safety measures. In cinemas, people must leave an empty seat between each person or group of people, wearing a mask remains compulsory.

  • All schools are open.

  • Parks, zoos, and gardens are open, reserving a minimum area of ​​4 m² for each person.

  • Game rooms and exhibition halls are closed. Multipurpose association and neighbourhood rooms are closed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.