October 2, 2022

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Repeat PCR testing is mandatory for all passengers at the depot

The government has decided to make PCR testing compulsory for travelers again tomorrow, taking into account the vicious circulation of the new variant “Omicron” found in South Africa. Reconnecting.


In a press release issued on Saturday, November 27th, Reunion Island prefecture announced that it would reschedule PCR testing for all travelers heading to Mayotte from Reunion Island to mainland France.

This result is derived from the origin of a new variant called “omigron” found in South Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Ezwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe). This new variant is actually already spreading in earnest.

This measure applies from Sunday

The government took up this new regulatory rule last night with an order issued on November 27 and it applies to all travelers from Reunion Island and Mayotte to the metropolis.

Order n ° 2021-699 provides for the implementation of a test at least 48 hours prior to flight departure prior to departure from Reunion Island and Mayotte. The move comes into effect tomorrow, Sunday, November 28th.

An exceptional system was set up

Every traveler going to the metropolis must have a negative result of less than 48 hours PCR or antigen test.

An exceptional system will be set up urgently to allow boarding passengers to check in this Sunday. The methods of this system will be mentioned very quickly.

This is a real match against the time announced to the authorities. Because this Sunday, at least six flights are due to arrive from Reunion, which corresponds to the evacuation of about 2,000 passengers.

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Reminder of travel conditions

As a reminder, travel conditions are as follows:

Reunion-Metropolis flights

Vaccinated passengers The following documents must be submitted by Sunday, November 28th:

  • RT-PCR or antigen negative test less than 48 hours;
  • Evidence for a complete vaccination schedule.

Vaccinated passengers The following documents must be submitted by Sunday, November 28th:

  • RT-PCR or antigen negative test
  • A travel form for mandatory reasons is available here: http://www.reunion.gouv.fr/les-attestations-obligatoires-pour-les-voyageurs-a7370.html
  • Proof of the main reason for the trip.

Metropolitan-Reunion flights

Vaccinated passengers The following documents must be submitted by Monday, November 29:

  • RT-PCR negative test less than 72 hours or antigen tests less than 48 hours;
  • Evidence for a complete vaccination schedule.

Vaccinated passengers The following documents must be submitted by Monday, November 29:

  • RT-PCR or antigen negative test less than 24 hours;
  • A travel form for mandatory reasons is available here: http://www.reunion.gouv.fr/les-attestations-obligatoires-pour-les-voyageurs-a7370.html
  • Proof of the main reason for the trip;
  • The ARS contact-tracking sheet is available at: https://suivi.arslareunion-covid19.re/fr

Flights to and from Mayotte

Vaccinated passengers The following documents must be submitted by Monday, November 29:

  • RT-PCR negative test less than 72 hours or antigen tests less than 48 hours;
  • Evidence for a complete vaccination schedule.

Vaccinated passengers The following documents must be submitted by Monday, November 29:

  • RT-PCR or antigen negative test less than 24 hours;
  • A travel form for mandatory reasons is available here: http://www.reunion.gouv.fr/les-attestations-obligatoires-pour-les-voyageurs-a7370.html
  • Proof of the main reason for the trip;
  • The ARS contact-tracking sheet is available at: https://suivi.arslareunion-covid19.re/fr

PCR tests are also mandatory from the city

This week, Foreign Minister Sebastien Lekorn had already announced Re-establishment of PCR tests from France to overseas territories, Monday, November 29th.

When a new variant is announced, France, including La Reunion, has decided to suspend arrivals from South Africa. This variant pollutes more than the delta variant, raising fears that the virus could spread faster, while Europe is already facing a fifth wave …

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