Reunion Island: Practical Information
Time difference between Paris and Reunion: (GMT+ 4)
- + 262 if you are calling from outside of France (and not + 33).
- There are three local mobile operators, (Orange, SFR, Only) and roaming is possible with operators in mainland France and many other countries. Be careful though, as the cost of roaming can be high. Whether making or receiving calls, each one is billed as if you were in another country in Europe.
Tip : buy pre-paid cards when you arrive.
- Internet: most hotels have internet access but you often have to pay. There are cybercafés and other places like mediatheques with net access. Free WiFi in towns is developing, especially in shopping centres and malls.
- Electricity: current of 220/240 volts at 50 hertz. Wall sockets take plugs with two pins like those used in mainland France.
Passports or ID cards are required for French citizens and people from the rest of the European Union.
A visa is required for citizens of all other nations.
Note : Reunion is not in the Schengen Zone, which means visas for mainland France are not valid. Contact an embassy or the French consulate.
As rabies does not exist in Reunion, all animals must be vaccinated before being brought in.