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Applying for a Visa for Reunion Island

Applying for a Visa for Reunion Island

Visa Requirements for Reunion Island

Reunion Island is a French department, although it's not technically part of the Schengen states, so visa formalities are slightly different for visitors.

Visa requirements for South Africans visiting Reunion Island

South African visitors can stay in Reunion Island for up to three months without a visa. This visa allows for vacation activities, without permission to work while on the island.

Visa requirements for Australians, Americans, Canadians and New Zealand citizens visiting Reunion Island

Visitors from Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand can stay in Reunion Island for up to three months without a visa. This visa allows for vacation activities, without permission to work while on the island.

Visa requirements for Brazilians visiting Reunion Island

Although Brazilian citizens do not need a visa to enter mainland France, you will require a visa for La Reunion.

Visa requirements for Indians visiting Reunion Island

Indian nationals no longer need a visa for stays of up to 15 days. To organise your stay, you have three options:

  • Contact a travel agency in India offering Reunion Island as a destination to buy a package tour (flight + accommodation). This agency will then contact an incoming agency on Reunion Island with a licence to request visa waivers.
  • Apply to an incoming agency on Reunion Island which can also sell package tours here
  • Book your flight directly with the airline and apply to a local agency with a licence to organise your stay (accommodation, activities, transport on the island etc.)

Visa requirements for Chinese citizens visiting Reunion Island

Chinese nationals no longer need a visa for stays of up to 15 days. To organise you stay, they you three options:

  • Contact a travel agency in China offering Reunion Island as a destination to buy a package tour (flight + accommodation). This agency will then contact an incoming agency on Reunion Island with a licence to request visa waivers.
  • Apply to an incoming agency on Reunion Island which can also sell package tours here
  • Book your flight directly with the airline and apply to a local agency with a licence to organise your stay (accommodation, activities, transport on the island etc.)
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