Mauritius to Open Borders to International Travel 15 July 2021

It has been announced that Mauritius will open its borders from to International Travel from 15 July 2021. It is with this announcement that health and safety protocols have been clearly outlined.

This exciting announcement came about due to the island having received and secured enough vaccines in order to achieve goals implemented in the Mauritius Vaccination Campaign. With this being said, it is important to note that the quarantine and health protocols still remain in place until the estimated date of reopening of borders to those who have been vaccinated, 1 October 2021, whereby those entering into Mauritius will no longer need to quarantine. This will be possible should the island meet the required Vaccination Campaign goals.

Mauritius Reopening of borders to International Travel

Therefore

From 15 July 2021 Mauritius Borders Open to International Travel with Quarantine:

  • Mauritius to reopen borders to international travel
  • Quarantine and health protocols still in place
  • This is subject to having been vaccinated, as well as completing all necessary health checks
  • 14 day Quarantine still in place

From 1 October 2021 Mauritius Borders Open to International Travel:

  • Mauritius to reopen borders to international travel, should they meet herd immunity and accomplish the necessary goals of the Vaccination Campaign in Mauritius
  • Those vaccinated will no longer need to complete the 14 day quarantine

The Quarantine and Health Protocols are as follows:

Arriving passengers of ALL AGES (yes, that includes toddlers and infants) must possess the following documents:

  • a negative COVID – 19 PCR test certificate which was administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
  • a valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
  • proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.
Please note the following information regarding quarantine in Mauritius:
  • 14 days of quarantine is compulsory upon arrival in Mauritius
  • The establishment to which you complete your quarantine needs to be an APPROVED establishment
  • Bookings need to be done through the MTPA – Online Reservation Platform (https://booking.mymauritius.travel/…)
  • There are specific hotels allocated for specific arrival dates
Quarantine in Mauritius – What are the health checks that need to be done once you have arrived in Mauritius?
  1. A PCR test will be performed on day 0 (the day you land) at the airport.
  2. Another PCR test will be done again on day 7 of quarantine
  3. You will then receive another test on day 14
  4. Medical staff will check your temperature twice a day during the quarantine
4 Comments
  1. If I am looking to come to Mauritius to live and set up my business, does the 14 days quarantine apply if I have had two vaccinations and have a negative test upon entry?

    I have been waiting for 1 year to start my business and investment in Mauritius.

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Hi Yvette

      With the new regulations applicable as from 15 July 2021, those who have been vaccinated will have different regulations to those who have not.

      From 15 July 2021 to 30 September 2021:

      Visitors who have not been fully vaccinated are required to book a 14-night in-room quarantine stay in one of Mauritius’ quarantine hotels before departure. Visitors will stay in their room during this time and meals will be delivered to them.

      A quarantine hotel stay is only available for non-vaccinated international visitors and returning Mauritian nationals and can book through a tour operator, travel agent or directly with the hotel.

      Fully vaccinated visitors will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen hotel including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will then be able to leave the hotel and travel around the island freely for the rest of their stay, exploring the island’s many attractions. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home. Non or partially vaccinated visitors are unable to use a “resort bubble” package.

      All travellers must undergo a PCR test between 5 and 7 days before departure and a negative result is required to travel to the island. Travellers will also undergo a PCR test on arrival at the airport in Mauritius, on day 7 and 14 of their resort bubble or quarantine hotel, as applicable.

      From 1 October 2021 onwards:

      From 1 October 2021, there will be no restrictions for fully vaccinated people, there will be a full opening of the island. You will be permited to freely explore the island.

      You must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure to be allowed entry to the island.

      Reply
  2. Hello.

    Will you be allowed out of the hotel room to an outdoor area during the 14 days?

    Reply
    • Hi Jayne

      With the new regulations applicable as from 15 July 2021, those who have been vaccinated will have different regulations to those who have not.

      Visitors who have not been fully vaccinated are required to book a 14-night in-room quarantine stay in one of Mauritius’ quarantine hotels before departure. Visitors will stay in their room during this time and meals will be delivered to them.

      A quarantine hotel stay is only available for non-vaccinated international visitors and returning Mauritian nationals and can book through a tour operator, travel agent or directly with the hotel.

      Fully vaccinated visitors will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen hotel including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will then be able to leave the hotel and travel around the island freely for the rest of their stay, exploring the island’s many attractions. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home. Non or partially vaccinated visitors are unable to use a “resort bubble” package.

      All travellers must undergo a PCR test between 5 and 7 days before departure and a negative result is required to travel to the island. Travellers will also undergo a PCR test on arrival at the airport in Mauritius, on day 7 and 14 of their resort bubble or quarantine hotel, as applicable.

      Reply

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