Entry Requirements

Effective 01 March 2013, Indian Passport holders the visa is gratis, this visa is valid for the duration of the stay.

Visa

Documents Required to apply for the Visa

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Return Confirmed Ticket
  3. Itinerary from the DMC
  4. 01 night stop in Mauritius on the inbound to Reunion Island.

Days taken to procure the Visa

It takes 5 working days to procure the Reunion Island E VISA

Who process the Visa

The DMC based in Reunion Island will process the visa

Health

It is advisable to use mosquito repellent, lotions and sprays (available locally in all pharmacies and health shops). Passengers arriving from endemic countries must be vaccinated against yellow fever and cholera. Réunion is malaria-free.

Water and Electricity

Water is safe to drink all over the island. Mineral water is available in all restaurants, bars, snack-bars, grocery stores and supermarkets.

Voltage: 220 volts.

Driving

A French or International Driver’s Licence is required. The road network includes 460km of main roads (national) of which 98km are freeways; 728km of secondary roads; and 1 700km of municipal roads. Driving on the island is easy, with all roads in good condition. Driving is on the right and the French Highway Code applies.

Currency, Banks and Credit Cards

As Réunion is a department of France and an EU region, the currency used is the euro. Credit cards that are accepted on the island are Carte Bleue, Visa, MasterCard, Diners, Eurocard and American Express. Banks’ business hours are generally from 08h00 to 16h00, Monday to Friday. Holders of foreign bank cards (MasterCard, Visa, Eurocheques, and Cirrus) are able to withdraw euros at ATMs.

Time Difference

One and half hours behind of India.

Climate and Seasons

The island enjoys a tropical climate tempered by the proximity of the Indian Ocean. The coastal temperature varies between 18 and 32º C. Each region has its own microclimate and it is sunny all year round.

Summer

      From November to April (30ºC average). This is the hot and humid season. Light clothing is recommended, especially at the seaside. At higher altitudes the temperature varies between 15 and 24ºC.

Winter

    From May to October (20º C average) is the cool season. At higher altitudes and on the mountains the temperature may fall to 4ºC and rarely exceeds 25ºC. Above 1800m there is frequent frost, especially at night during July and August.

What to Wear?

Mostly light summer clothing is suitable but it is recommended to pack some warm clothes as on the high ground it may be cold in the evening.