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Reunion Island is a French Department in the Indian Ocean and is known for rainforests, coral reefs and scenic beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Reunion
Reunion is a Department of France, so there are no particular regulations when emigrating there if you are an EU citizen. It is exactly as if you were emigrating to France so you do not need a specific visa or authorization to travel to Reunion Island.
Things/Items Allowed into Reunion
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years old.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of, 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Reunion
• Plants and Plant Products
• Knives and Deadly Weapons
• Live Animals
•Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Coral, Reptile Skin
Things/Items Forbidden into Reunion
•Alcohol in Excess
Voice of Travelers to Reunion
Crew were outstanding
I had a very pleasant experience with Air Austral. The food was above average for economy. The movie choice was a bit limited but there was enough in English to keep us entertained. We were able to drink as much as we wanted while going to Reunion. The onboard crew was outstanding - friendly and professional. I realize that the Airport among France and Reunion are too much different but in the end I will say I enjoy a lot in Reunion a small planet.
Disappointed with my flight
I traveled from Paris to La Reunion. I was very disappointed with my flight experience on Air Austral – the seats were very damaged, small, uncomfortable, and dirty. Due to health problems, I cannot eat either fat or sugar, so I always order a light meal except. On Air Austral, this meal was "exceptional" but also had an exceptional price. The meal cost the astronomical price of 20 €, and after all that, I ultimately ended up with a meal with fat! Between the outward and return flight to Reunion I had email exchanges with the company about this, but the Reunion Airline union had nothing to do with this matter. Reunion is under the law of France, but the Air ticket is too expensive and the flight was not good.
Reunion Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the major places of Reunion island?
A. Mafate, Maido, and Grand Anse are the best places on Reunion island because they offer everything from hiking to beaches and waterfalls.
Reunion - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Pierrefonds Airport ・St. John's International Airport
・Tambo International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Pierrefonds Airport ・Tiksi Airport
・Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Airports handling direct flights to Pierrefonds Airport ・Singapore Changi Airport ・SSR International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Pierrefonds Airport ・Orlando International Airport ・Allaa Iqbal International Airport (PAK)
Flight Routes to Reunion
Air France flies directly from France to Roland Garros Airport in Runion Island. Air Austral also travels directly from Mauritius and offers transfers to various destinations on Reunion Island. The Thalys Airline travels from Paris towards Brussels via Reunion Island. Some seasonal service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Reunion Island can also be found.