Summary

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupted on the morning of 4 February 2015. Follow the advice of the local authorities on the island.

Réunion is a French Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation on the island. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Paris.

The cyclone season normally runs from December to April. See Natural Disasters

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Most visits to Réunion are trouble-free. Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.