Money & duty free for Reunion

Exchange rates:

C$1 = €0.72
£1 = €1.19
US$1 = €0.96

Currency & Money

Currency information

The Euro is the official currency for the French Overseas Departments (Départements d'Outre-Mer) of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. For further details, see the France section. US Dollars are also accepted in some places.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted. MasterCard has limited acceptance. Cards can also be used in ATMs.


Cards can also be used in ATMs.

Travellers cheques

Traveller's cheques are not generally accepted.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1600.

Currency restriction

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country outside the European Union.

Currency exchange

All major currencies can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change.

Reunion duty free

The following items may be imported into Réunion by travellers over the age of 17:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of spirits up to 22% volume.
• 4L of wine.
• 16L of beer.
• Goods up to the value of €1,000 if arriving from mainland France or another EU country.
• Goods up to the value of €430 if arriving from a non-EU country (or €150 for children under 15).

Banned imports

Fresh fruit, vegetables or seeds.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.