Travel Vaccinations for Reunion

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Reunion

The island country called Reunion conjures up images of incredibly beautiful landscapes, stretches of white sandy beaches and long lazy days relaxing and taking in the sites. This image is in fact quite close to the real thing. Reunion is based in the Indian ocean so beautiful warm beaches and blue sea teeming with marine life abound, Don’t be fooled though as Reunion also offers something for the mountain walker with its volcanic and mountain landscape

There is No Risk of Malaria in Reunion

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Reunion

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Reunion

Dengue fever is caused by mosquito bites from specific mosquitos most active during daylight. Generally they stay in urban or semi-urban areas but this is not always the case. There is no medical protection against dengue fever. What you can do however is avoid mosquito bites and use mosquito repellent if travelling to affected areas of Reunion. Your travel nurse should be able to advise you on what your options for protection are.

Reunion has a tropical climate – which generally means warm and sometimes wet. They also have a cyclone season. Please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to so that you can adequately prepare.

Tap water is generally safe here. Be aware that water in open public spaces are not and are clearly labelled as so.

Reunion has a mix of cultures and as such a mixture of diverse cuisines. You can find most tings here but check the spice level before ordering so that you aren’t surprised! You can get some good rum here so why not enjoy a swig. In some months, delicious tropical fruit is plentiful and worth a try.

Lots of different infections can be spread through animal bites, including Rabies and Dengue Fever. Please make sure you have had your shots before travelling. Please also talk to your travel nurse about the Chikungunya virus, which is also spread by mosquitos and can be very nasty indeed.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Reunion.

There are lots of hiking trails in Reunion so make sure when you are hiking you use your common sense and let people know where you are going and when you intend to be back. Its also hot hear so practice smart sun safety.