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Informations on Covid 19

on Reunion island

Appropriate measures for Reunion Island



Compelling reasons to travel to Reunion Island

In face of the risks associated with the appearance of variants, the Prefect of Reunion Island has reinstated compelling reasons only for travel between Reunion Island and mainland France as from Thursday 28 January 2021, in accordance with the Prefectorial Order which came into force on 25  January 2021.

For all details on how to enter the region, please visit the website of the préfecture of Reunion Island HERE

Passengers departing from mainland France to Reunion Island, and those departing from Reunion Island to mainland France, must therefore provide a justified and compelling reason for travel (a compelling reason of a personal or family nature, a health reason relating to an emergency or a professional reason which cannot be postponed). 

For all passengers

  • PCR test on departure from and arrival to Reunion Island
  • A negative RT-PCR test, carried out by nasal swab, is obligatory on departure from and arrival to Reunion Island. This concerns passengers over the age of 11, and must be carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding.
  • Seven-day period of isolation with a test on day 7 

Once they have arrived on Reunion Island, passengers have the moral and civic duty to carry out a seven-day period of isolation at home or in a place of their choosing.

At the end of this seven-day period of isolation, they must carry out a RT-PCR test. This test makes it possible to limit the spread of the virus in the region.

Useful links :

    • Official information on the Reunion Island Prefecture website HERE
    • Questions on how to enter the country HERE 
    • Ministère de l’outre mer HERE



The health measures strengthened by the airlines

The Air Austral, Air France, Corsair and French Bee airlines, as well as La Réunion Roland Garros airport have put in place health measures for travel to Reunion Island:

Air Austral 

 Air France


French Bee

Follow the news, covid advice and the opening of routes to Reunion Island on the La Réunion Roland Garros airport website.

Passenger travel arrangements

From January 28, 2021 (Reunion Island Prefecture)