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Réunion travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 07.10.2020
Air Austral will resume flights to, from Nosy Be

14.07.2020 Air Austral in August 2020 plans gradual service resumption on various routes, based on recent schedule update. As of 13JUL20, the airline’s planned operation between 15JUL20 and 31AUG20 as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and traffic rights.

Dzaoudzi – Paris CDG 3 weekly 787-8 (4 weekly from 25JUL20, 5 weekly from 04AUG20)
St. Denis de la Reunion – Antananarivo eff 01AUG20 6 weekly 737-800
St. Denis de la Reunion – Dzaoudzi 4 weekly 787-8 (1 daily 737-800/787-8 from 01AUG20)
St. Denis de la Reunion – Johannesburg eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
St. Denis de la Reunion – Mahe Island eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 737-800
St. Denis de la Reunion – Mauritius eff 01AUG20 2 daily ATR72/737-800
St. Denis de la Reunion – Moroni eff 05AUG20 1 weekly 737-800
St. Denis de la Reunion – Nosy-Be eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
St. Denis de la Reunion – Paris CDG 1 daily 777-300ER
St. Denis de la Reunion – Rodrigues eff 01AUG20 1 weekly ATR7
St. Denis de la Reunion – Toamasina eff 05AUG20 2 weekly ATR72
St. Denis de la Reunion – Tolanaro – Toliara – St. Denis de la Reunion eff 03AUG20 1 weekly 737-800

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Réunion
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers may be fined €135 when travelling to or from Reunion unless holding evidence of a compelling reason for travel and a completed declaration of honor. The declaration can be found here.
  • Examples of compelling reasons for travel include:
    • Return from vacation (passengers only need to show evidence of their outbound flight),
    • Help an elderly or sick person or a person in difficulty,
    • Assist with an injury of a loved one,
    • Death,
    • Moving home,
    • Family reunification,
    • Work assignment/professional travel,
    • Marriage/divorce,
    • For medical treatment.
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Flight Restrictions

published 24.08.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of residents of Reunion.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State .

A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting Reunion. The certificate can be obtained at consulates or at interieur.gouv.fr.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

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Quarantine

published 24.08.2020

Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.

Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Réunion. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Travellers must also provide a self -certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.

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Full Restrictions

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    International restrictions:

    All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Réunion. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Travellers must also provide a self -certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Réunion. The French Government has outlined new measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction [http://www.reunion.gouv.fr/].

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    17.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    To enter the French Overseas Territories, you will need to complete a travel certificate. There are different certificates for travel from mainland France to French overseas territories [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage] or international travel from abroad to French overseas territories [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage].
    All international flights are suspended, except for three flights per week between La Reunion and Paris.
    All travellers arriving in La Reunion will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home or at a dedicated facility.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are local travel restrictions in place in Réunion.
    The French Government outlined new measures on 16 March to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. This included confining people to their homes except for outings for specific purposes effective from midday 17 March 2020. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction.
    To travel within or to transit through French Overseas Territories, you should complete an Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire to certify your reason for travel. You can carry a physical copy or an electronic version of this “attestation” (declaration). This declaration should be completed before starting your journey. For French Overseas Territories, this declaration does not replace the requirement for an travel certificate, detailed above. Further information is available on the Ministry of Interior [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage] webpage.
    The French Government outlined new measures on 16 March to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. This included confining people to their homes except for outings for specific purposes effective from midday 17 March 2020. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction.

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    02.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Only French nationals and residents are authorised to enter (see France).
    All international flights are suspended, except for three flights per week between La Reunion and Paris.
    All travellers arriving in La Reunion will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home or at a dedicated facility.

    Internal restrictions:

    Despite Level 3 on the mainland (see France), La Reunion department has implemented several measures but remains at Level 2.
    Gatherings of more than ten people remain prohibited.
    Wearing of masks is mandatory in public transports and schools.
    All shops must be closed by 19.00.
    Restaurants, bars and cinemas will remain closed until further notice.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Since 11 May, several lockdown measures have been eased on the island. (National authorities will review those on 1 June):
    – all beaches, parks and gardens are open only for exercise (swimming or general sport) individually once a day;
    – small gatherings of ten people are allowed in parks and reserved areas close to the beaches;
    – the use of public transport is allowed for urban movement
    – museums, libraries, cemeteries, hotels, small shops and open-air markets will be allowed to reopen, provided social distancing and sanitising measures are respected
    Schools are set to gradually reopen on 14 May, starting with nurseries and primary schools.

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    19.05.2020
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