As a French adminstrative department in the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island can once again welcome travellers this summer.
On Monday June 22, the exceptional measures for travelling to overseas French territories were officially lifted. By July 10 at the latest, all quarantine regulations will have been lifted.
As borders are progressively opening at the moment, Reunion Island proposes safe travel protocol for travellers to this destination.
Seven steps have been identified, with application of specific health protocol at each one:
1 Boarding - From June 22, you will no longer need to justify the reason for travelling. From July 10, a RT-PCR test will be compulsory prior to travelling.
2 On board - Masks will be compulsory for all travellers over the age of 11. Social distancing and hygiene measures must be respected. On-board services will be adapted during the flight.
3 Landing - Until July 10 at the latest, you will have to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival on the island, followed by another RT-PCR test. If you didn’t do the test prior to your departure, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days, and then carry out a screening test.
4 If you hire a vehicle - All hygiene and social distancing measures must be respected, and masks are compulsory for anyone over the age of 11. The car hire companies will systematically disinfect the vehicles.
5 In tourist accommodation - Masks are compulsory in communal areas. The necessary hygiene and social distancing measures must be respected to be granted access to restaurant services and swimming pools.
6 Restaurants - Areas will be adapted to ensure social distancing and hygiene measures are respected. Masks are compulsory inside the establishments for anyone over the age of 11, when moving around the restaurant.
7 Leisure activities - All natural areas such as beaches, craters and volcanoes are already open to the public. Leisure activities may be accessed if the applicable health measures are respected. Inside cultural venues, the flow of visitors will be regulated. For specific sports activities, there is a list of health recommendations applicable to each activity.
A video to explain the safe travel protocol: https://bit.ly/ParcoursVoyage