Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Réunion’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
Since 29 June 2023, there have been riots in Saint-Denis, Saint-Paul, Le Port, and some other locations across the island. Local authorities have announced a series of specific measures, and may impose more. You should monitor the media, avoid areas where riots are taking place, check the latest advice with operators when travelling and follow the advice of the authorities.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
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. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Réunion, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.
Most visits to Réunion are trouble-free. Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions.