Travel will be allowed for Mauritian nationals, residents and tourists travelling to Mauritius for long stays provided that travellers meet the country’s testing and quarantine requirements.
Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test for Covid-19 seven days before travelling to the country. Upon arrival in Mauritius, a 14-day quarantine at a facility approved by the the government’s health authorities will be mandatory.
Mauritian borders will open in phases during 2021, with the first phase allowing entry to vaccinated travellers only between 15 July and 30 September 2021.
The first phase will enable travellers, including tourists who want to enjoy a resort stay on the island, to enter Mauritius if they are fully vaccinated. They are also required to undergo a quarantine period of 14 days within a government approved hotel.
The second phase will commence from October onwards and will include the full opening of the island to visitors. Travellers will be permitted to enter Mauritius and enjoy its facilities within their chosen resort premises, including the swimming pool and beach, provided that they present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. This applies only to travellers who are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated Travellers must comply with the following travel rules:
- Travellers must book a 14-day quarantine including meals and transfers in an officially designated hotel.
- Visitors will be required to stay in their hotel room for 14 days and meals will be delivered to the room
- Travellers will undergo a PCR Covid-19 test upon arrival, after seven days and on day 14 of quarantine.
- After a negative PCR test on day 14, travellers can freely explore the island, move to different accommodation, or go home.
Prior to departure, all travellers must ensure that they comply with the regulations. Airlines will communicate the rules when flights are booked.
The following health regulations will remain in force to ensure a Covid-19 free environment:
- Passengers must wear a face masks at all times;
- Passengers must sanitise their hands regularly;
- Passengers must complete all the required health forms.
This latest announcement by the Mauritian government means that travellers who have missed out on earlier holiday plans to visit the island can now look forward to exploring its pristine white sand beaches, reefs, lagoons and architecturally designed temples.
For further information on travel to Mauritius, including visa applications, contact our Immigration Specialist Zainab Bouziane at Zainab@xpatweb.com or 0761444888.