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Dangers & Annoyances

Occasional islandwide strikes can grind tourism services to a screeching halt and some parts of Pointe-à-Pitre are not safe to wander about in after dark. The main danger in Guadeloupe, however, is posed by mosquitoes, who can carry the Zika virus and dengue fever. It's important to cover up in the evenings, sleep under a net and use repellent whenever possible.