COVID-19 – Reunion Island

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 05/19/22

*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

Reunion (France) has confirmed 411,363 cases of COVID-19. The French authorities has announced new changes in restrictions in the country starting March 01, 2022. The curfew has been lifted.  The majority of businesses are open.  Gatherings of more than 6 people, outdoor activities and picnics are now allowed. Face masks are no longer required outdoor and on public transportation including long haul flight.  Click here (French) for details.

Fully vaccinated travelers need proof of vaccination.  PCR or antigenic test are not required.  Unvaccinated travelers must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test of less than 72 hours, or an antigenic test performed less than 48 hours before departure.  Click here (French) for details.

Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and South Africa are classified as a green zone.  Fully vaccinated travelers need proof of full vaccination. Click here (French) for details.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Reunion (France) Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • Antigen test results are available within 24 hours. PCR test results may take up to 36 hours.
  • Individuals in Reunion may obtain COVID-19 testing at multiple locations after consulting a medical professional and obtaining a prescription. Cost of approximately 85 Euros must be paid in full by the patient. Visit the Regional Health Agency – Reunion COVID-19 Testing (French) for additional information.
  • Test results are sent electronically or via SMS.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of France approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Reunion (France) for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Reunion (France)?
    Pfizer-BioNtech and Johnson & Johnson.  For details about vaccination, please click here.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    Fully vaccinated travelers must show proof of vaccination.  Travelers who are not vaccinated must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigenic test performed 48 hours before departure.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Not required for fully vaccinated travelers; Unvaccinated travelers must show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigenic test.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • Visitor permits and visa duration may be eligible for extensions of up to six months. Click here (French) for details.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Masks are required in public spaces, including public transportation.

Fines for Non-Compliance 

  • Non-compliance of mask regulations may result in a fine of 135 Euros

Consular Operations

  • American Citizen Services are available by appointment only at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Embassy Port Louis is not processing routine non-immigrant visa services from April 25 to July 01, 2022.

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