Though Réunion is a French department, it’s not part of the Schengen treaty. The visa requirements for entry to Réunion are almost the same as for France, bar a few exceptions. For EU nationals, a national ID or a passport suffices. Citizens of a number of other Western countries, including Australia, the USA, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, do not need visas to visit Réunion as tourists for up to three months; they need only a passport.

Other nationals should check with US FIRST or the French embassy or consulate nearest your home address to find out if you need a visa. For example, Brazilian citizens do not need a visa to enter mainland France but do require a visa for Réunion. For up-to-date information on visa requirements see www.diplomatie.gouv.fr.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR AMERICANS
US nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days; a passport valid for period of intended stay is required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UK NATIONALS
UK nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days; a passport valid for period of intended stay and endorsed ‘British Citizen’, ‘British National (Overseas)’, or ‘British Overseas Territories Citizen with Right to Abode’ is required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADA
Canadian nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days; a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay is required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIANS
Australian nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days; a passport valid for period of intended stay is required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICANS
South African nationals require a passport valid for period of intended stay; a visa is not required for touristic stays of up to 90 days.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW ZEALANDERS
New Zealand nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days; a passport valid for period of intended stay is required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR IRISH NATIONALS
Irish nationals do not require a visa; a passport valid for period of intended stay is required.

PASSPORT/VISA NOTE
Passports must be valid for length of intended stay. Travelers must have proof of return or onward tickets, sufficient funds or lodging certificate and all travel documents needed for onward journey. A Schengen visa is also valid if endorsed “also valid for Reunion”. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travelers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate or us.

REUNION EMBASSIES
French Embassy, Washington DC, United States: +1 202 944 6000.

French Embassy, London, United Kingdom: +44 (0)20 7073 1000.

French Embassy, Ottawa, Canada: +1 613 789 1795.

French Embassy, Canberra, Australia: +61 (02) 6216 0100.

French Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa: +27 (0)12 425 1600.

French Embassy, Dublin, Ireland: +353 (0)1 277 5000.

French Embassy, Wellington, New Zealand: +64 (0)4 384 2555.

FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN REUNION
United States Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 4312 2222.

British Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 4451 3100.

Canadian Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 4443 2900.

Australian Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 4059 3300.

South African Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 5359 2323.

Irish Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 4417 6700.

New Zealand Embassy, Paris (also responsible for Réunion): +33 (0)1 4501 4343.

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