Country Description: Reunion Island is an overseas department of France located in the Indian Ocean. It is a multi-party democracy.

Passport and/or Visa Requirements: Visas are not required except by Australians.

Climate: Located in the Indian Ocean, climate is hot, humid and tropical.

Vaccinations: Current records of vaccination is required is arriving from a country in Africa.

Criminal Penalties: While in a foreign country, a U.S. citizen is subject to that country's laws and regulations, which sometimes differ significantly from those in the United States and do not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law. Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating the law, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned.

Registration/Embassy Location: There is no US consular or agency located on Reunion Island. The nearest US consular agency is in the Seychelles. It provides limited services such as distributing forms and information. It is located at Victoria House, Victoria, Mahe; telephone: (248) 225-256, fax: (248) 225-189. The international mailing address is: Victoria House, Box 251, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles.

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