Réunion Island: Strikes delay travel, cancel bus tours

Strikes on Réunion Island have resulted in cancelled bus tours and are delaying road travel. Flights are unaffected and travel to the island is considered safe.

Trade members on the ground have reported that Réunion nationals are striking due to oil price increases and the rising cost of living. However, they have advised that the strikes are not dangerous but are simply delaying travel. The strikes began yesterday (November 19) and it is unclear when they will cease.

Travellers are advised to add two hours to their road travel time, particularly to the airport, because of road blockages.

Certain bus day tours have been cancelled to ensure the safety of passengers and reduce the number of vehicles on the roads.