Health and Safety
Students will be required to complete a comprehensive medical form prior to travel. This form must be signed by a medical practitioner. Parents will also be required to give permission for students to participate in activities that are considered high risk and are not typically covered by the standard insurance policy.
Please check the smartraveler website for current travel alerts to the Island and also with your medical practitioner for suggested immunisations.
The more informed you are, the more confident you will feel! The following websites provide useful information specific to Reunion Island and general travel safety:
1. Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: www.dfat.gov.au – Go to ‘Travel Advice for countries and events’ and select Reunion in the list. The committee will register the groups travel plans to Reunion Island.
2. World Health Organisation: www.who.int/ith/ – Search ‘International Travel and Health’
3. Australian Customs and Border Protection Services: http://www.customs.gov.au/ – Be aware of the goods that you are allowed to bring back in to Australia.
It is also important to inform yourself about your destination. Go to the ‘Réunion Island’ tab to find out more information about the island.