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Zika Virus Alert

CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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Schoelcher, Martinique

Time difference between Seattle and Martinique is 3+ hours ahead.

Dialing Instructions

Country code: 596
Calling the US from Schoelcher, Martinique is 001-US Phone #
Calling Schoelcher, Martinique from the US is 011-596-#
011-596-696-# Martinique Cell Phone

Local Emergency Numbers

Police: 17
Fire: 18
Medical: 15

US Embassy

Name: US Embassy Barbados
Address: Wildey Business Park, St. Michael, Barbados
Phone: 1-246-227-4000
After-hours Phone: 1-246-227-4000
Twitter: @USEmbassyBbdos

US Consulate

Name and Location: Hotel Valmeniere, Suite 615, Avenue des Arawaks, 97200, Fort de France, Martinique
Phone: Office – (011) (596) 596-75-67-54, Cellular – (011) (596) 696-93-84-06


Name: Martinique Aime International Airport, Fort de France
Airport Code: FDF
Additional Information:+596 596 42 19 95
Airport is about 16km from Schoelcher