RE-OPENING OF MAURITIUS BORDERS
The long awaited moment has finally arrived – the reopening of Mauritian’s borders to foreign travellers. The island will be opening in two phases under strict sanitary protocols so as to ensure safe and healthy holidays to our visitors.
Re Opening Phase 1
From 15 July to 30 September 2021
Vaccinated travellers with a negative PCR test done at least 5 to 7 days prior their flight to Mauritius will be allowed entry with a 14 days quarantine period in their chosen covid-certified hotel upon arrival in Mauritius. PCR tests will be done upon their arrival, on day 7 and 14 respectively. Travellers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen resort premises, including the swimming pool and beach. After the 14th day, they can leave their hotel and explore the island provided they have a negative PCR test. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home. Between 1-30 September 2021, the above measures are applicable except that the vaccinated guests will be free to explore the island after a negative PCR test on day 7
Re Opening Phase 2
The Most awaited moment for the tourism sector
From 01 October 2021 onwards
Vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry without restrictions (no 14 days quarantine period) upon presentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before their flight to Mauritius. Unvaccinated travellers will be subject to 14 days in-room quarantine for both Phases 1 and 2 until further notice.
Vaccination in Mauritius
The vaccination campaigns started in Mauritius since January 2021 with priority given to frontliners and actors of the tourism industry so as to enable a safe restart of the Mauritius tourism industry. The vaccinations were then opened to the public. The vaccination campaigns have sped up in Mauritius so as to make the reopening of our borders a success. The objective of the Government is to reach herd immunity by September 2021 so that the phase 2 reopening goes on smoothly.
The country’s response to the pandemic ranked among one of the best in the world, as the Mauritian Government responded promptly with stringent control measures and protocols. The safety of Mauritians and visitors has been a top priority since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the success is a result of a joint effort by the Mauritian Government and the island’s population.