Information & Facts
French, as well as Reunion Creole and some English is
Réunion is an overseas
départementof France and therefore since 2002, the unit of
currency is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. There are plenty of
banks and ATMs on the island, and most shops and hotels accept
major credit cards (though most require a minimum amount for
payments). Travellers cheques are widely accepted, with Euros the
preferred currency. Banks are open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm.
Most businesses are required to display their prices in their
windows and restaurants and hotels must have their rates visible
from the exterior.
Local time is GMT +4.