The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Reunion at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General Advice to Australian Travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
The mosquito-borne illnesses chikungunya fever occurs in Reunion, with more serious outbreaks occurring from time to time. We recommend that you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, including using insect repellent at all times, wearing long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing and ensure your accomodation is mosquito proof.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed cases of avian influenza in birds in a number of countries throughout the world. For a list of these countries, visit the OIE website. For more information on our advice to Australians see our travel bulletin on avian influenza.
All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches. See the Tsunami Awareness brochure.
Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Reunion. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the nearest High Commission. This is in Mauritius at:
Australian High Commission, Port Louis
2nd Floor, Rogers House
5 President John Kennedy Street
Port Louis, Mauritius
Telephone (230) 208 1700
Facsimile (230) 208 8878
All Australians travelling to Reunion, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for Reunion is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305