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Informations on Covid 19

on Reunion island

For the measures applicable in Reunion Island 

End of the health emergency in Reunion as of October 15, 2021.

When you arrive on Reunion Island, the Reunion Island Prefecture and the Regional Health Authority appeal to the individual responsibility of each traveller arriving on Reunion Island to strictly adhere to the health recommendations.

From 18th October 2021, consult the guidelines announced by the Reunion Island Prefecture for the loosening of Covid-19 measures 

The health pass on Reunion Island

Measures are to be adjusted from 10th August 2021. The health pass is now mandatory to access:

  • leisure and culture venues: show venues, cinemas (with seated spectators), libraries, media libraries, documentation centre, museums, exhibition venues, monuments, theme parks and leisure parks, zoos, wildlife parks, games rooms, bowling alleys, escape games, casinos, stadiums, gyms,
  • bars and restaurants, even seated outdoors, with the exception of cafeteria-style restaurants and take-away services,
  • hotels, guesthouses, campsites, residences, for restaurant and communal areas,
  • fairs and exhibitions,
  • concerts, festivals,
  • health, social and care services and establishments (hospitals, retirement homes, etc.), except in the case of emergencies,
  • stadiums, gyms, sports competitions.

Full details at your disposal on the Reunion Island Prefecture website.

The Reunion Island Prefecture answers your questions: under what conditions may I travel? Will I have to quarantine for seven days on arrival? What are the accepted reasons for travel during curfew? Opening of venues? Face masks… Find all Frequently Asked Questions on the Reunion Island Prefecture website.

Vaccination on Reunion Island: consult the Reunion Island Regional Health Authority website.

From 17th July 2021: new procedures for travellers departing from Reunion Island

Travellers leaving Reunion for mainland France who can present a full vaccination certificate no longer have to show proof before boarding of a negative RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigenic test of less than 48 hours.

If you experience any symptoms, please adhere to the measures in place in Reunion Island

In the event of respiratory infection symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), you are advised to take the following precautions to avoid contaminating others:

  • Practice social distancing, cover your mouth when coughing, wear a surgical mask if in contact with others
  • Use disposable tissues and wash your hands regularly with soap or hydroalcoholic solutions
  • In case of emergency, contact the Samu Centre 15 and mention the symptoms and any recently visited countries: the health professionals will be able to determine the course of action regarding care.
  • Please do not see your general practitioner or go to A&E, in order to avoid any transmission

Go to the Regional Health Authority of Reunion Island’s website HERE

TousAntiCovid will also allow users to generate a travel exemption certificate, required in the départements with a 9pm-6am curfew. It also provides access to facts and useful health information concerning the epidemic: news, key figures, test locations etc.
Below, you’ll find a download link to a poster, which contains a QR code redirecting you to an app download link.
Download the poster HERE

Thermal imaging at the airport

Since 23 September 2020, two thermal imaging cameras have been placed at the exit of the baggage delivery room to check the temperature of passengers arriving at Roland Garros Airport in Reunion Island.
This new device detects passengers’ body temperature. On a voluntary basis, passengers can choose:

  • To be filmed; they will go through an area where their temperature will be taken, and a square will appear on their face:

Green square: temperature is below 38°.

Red square: temperature is above 38°.  The passenger can choose between a forehead temperature measurement or an invitation to see a doctor in case of symptoms.

  • To not be filmed, in which case they will be directed elsewhere.

These health measures reinforce those that have already been implemented at Roland Garros Airport since the beginning of the health crisis in order to reduce the health risk throughout the passenger’s journey, upon departure and arrival, in particular through protective measures, compulsory wearing of face masks, hand disinfection, various signs, and social distancing.
Go to the La Réunion Roland Garros airport’s website HERE

A secure platform has been implemented by the Regional Health Authority, in connection with the airlines, to collect passenger contact data and thus organise a follow-up and reminders of preventive measures to be applied: form reserved for passengers whose final destination is Reunion Island only (one declaration per family or group of passengers).

Download the form HERE

Where can I take a test in Reunion Island?

The list is available HERE. Don’t forget to bring your ID, boarding pass and health insurance card.

How long do the results take to come through?

In Reunion Island, test results are usually available within 24 hours at the latest after carrying out the test.

Information about COVID-19, keep informed about notifications from Government services, from the Reunion Island Prefecture and from the Regional Health Authority (ARS). For any questions about COVID-19, call 0800 130 000 (toll-free number open 24/7):

Useful numbers

Emergency services: 112
Samu (medical assistance): 15
Fire brigade: 18
Weather: Tel. 0892 680 808 (€0.30/min incl. tax)

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT)
Information and booking platform
To find out more about activities at sea: Tel. 0262 90 78 78 (local call charges apply), 7 days a week.