The announcement, Thursday, of a new confinement in Reunion, from this Saturday, July 31, came to spoil the plans of vacationers, already in Reunion or about to arrive.
“Catastrophic, disgusted, annoyed” : this vacationer does not lack words to describe her state of mind. Coming to discover and enjoy her holidays in Reunion, she faces confinement. From this Saturday July 31 at 5 a.m., until Monday August 16 at 5 a.m., confinement is put in place from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., and reinforced by a strict curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. The announcement was made yesterday, Thursday, by the prefect of Reunion, Jacques Billant.
Advance your departure
“I’m going to bring my departure forward, and I’m leaving on Sunday since we can’t do anything more, explains this tourist on the seafront of Saint-Pierre. No restaurant, limited hikes, I’m going back to the Paris region “.
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The end of the tourist season
Same decision made for this other vacationer. “We are disgusted, we are not going to stay, she explains. What is the point of being in Reunion Island if you cannot move beyond 10 km “. For tourism professionals, this new confinement marks the end of the tourist season.
“The measure is not made to encourage immediate recovery, reacted on Réunion La 1ère, Suzanne Soba, Director General of IRT, Ile de la Réunion Tourism. The health context is serious. As long as the vaccination rate is not high, it will be a brake on the revival of tourist activity. The real subject is vaccination, we will discuss the recovery later “.
Watch his interview on Réunion La 1ère:
Guest Suzanne Soba, Director General of IRT, Ile de la Réunion Tourism
Réunion has been affected by a dramatic epidemic wave in recent weeks, with an incidence rate reaching 350 per 100,000 inhabitants. With more than 500 daily cases, a worrying rise in the Delta variant and strong hospital pressure, the situation has never been more critical on the island.
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