Health Information for Travelers to Reunion Island
There are no specific health risks in Reunion.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
There is no malaria in Reunion, but it’s still advised to protect yourself well from mosquito bites.
The advanced medical and pharmaceutical network means that it’s easy to get your hands on all kinds of medicine and hygiene products.
Protect your children from the sun, especially on the beach and up in the mountains (sun cream, long-sleeved t-shirts and headgear).
Emergency Medical Services:
- North & East of the Island : 02 62 97 44 44
- West : 02 62 97 45 02
- South : 02 62 35 02 02
Information about the chikungunya (tropical disease transmitted by mosquitos) : 0 800 110 000.
This is a freephone number which gives you all the information you might need about this disease. It is transmitted by mosquitos and first appeared in Reunion in 2005. It is now under control.