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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very High -

Inbound travel is generally not possible. Government authorities may grant exceptions to specific travellers.

No inbound entry, including for citizens and residents. Government authorities may authorise exceptions, but these are not applicable to the vast majority of travellers.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
All inbound international flights remain suspended.
(Ends 15 July 2021)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
Travellers resided in or travelled to/from Brazil, Japan or South Africa within the 15 days before travel to Mauritius are not allowed to enter or transit. Such restriction will remain in place until at least 31 May.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Testing requirements
• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- Travellers must have a negative PCR test administered between five and seven days prior to the date of departure.
- Any arriving passenger will have to undergo a PCR test upon arrival at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport, and thereafter on the 7th and 14th day at the hotel.
- If the PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, they will be taken care of by staff of the Ministry of Health and Wellness at the hotel and be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
(until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- A 14-day quarantINE is required. The quarantine requirement has been extended until at least 31 May.
- A list for hotels used as quarantine centres has been provided by the government here: https://govmu.org/EN/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?n=Covid-19-health-and-safety-protocols-applicable-to-everyone,-says-Dr-Zouberr-Joomaye.aspx
(until further notice)
Documentation required
Under normal conditions, all prospective passengers, including Mauritian citizens, permanent residents and long-term visitors, travelling to Mauritius must possess the following documents from 16th of May 2021 to 30th of June 2021 (Kindly note that these flights are tentative or may be cancelled subject to prevailing sanitary conditions in Mauritius):
A certificate of a negative PCR test administered between five and seven days prior to the date of departure;
A valid air ticket to Mauritius;
Proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a hotel booked from the MTPA online reservation platform (https://booking.mymauritius.travel/), for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine;
A Health Declaration Form distributed and to be completed on board; Passenger self-declaration form: https://booking.mymauritius.travel/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Public-Health-Covid-19-Passenger-Self-Declaration-form.pdf
A Health Laboratory Form distributed and to be completed on board if taking Air Mauritius flights; prior to check-in/boarding at the port of departure if taking Emirates flights.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Other
It is mandatory to wear a face mask and to respect social distancing at all times at the airport. Not all of the airport's normal services will be available.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Exit rules
- Departing passengers will be allowed to board the authorised flights, should there be any departing flights.
- Only departing passengers with a valid air ticket will be granted access to the International Departure Hall. Exception will be made for a person accompanying a passenger with reduced mobility or special assistance needs, or an unaccompanied minor (UM).
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
Domestic flights are operational in a limited capacity, though a recent ban on commercial flights has severely curtailed operations. Reconfirm itineraries with your airline amid a temporary flight ban.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsVaccinated foreign nationals
- There is no quarantine requirement, but travellers must stay in an approved hotel for at least 14 days. Travellers can use the hotel facilities but cannot leave the hotel premises until a negative PCR test is done on day 14 of the stay.

Unvaccinated local nationals
- Travellers must book a 14-day quarantine in an officially designated hotel.
- A PCR test must be taken on arrival day and days 7 and 14 of the quarantine. After a negative PCR test result on day 14, travellers can leave the designated hotel.

- A list of approved hotels will be available at www.mauritiusnow.com from 20 June.
(Ends 30 September 2021)
Vaccinated foreign nationals
- Travellers must have a negative PCR test administered between five and seven days prior to boarding at their last departure point.
- Another PCR test must be taken upon arrival at the airport and on day 7 and 14.

Unvaccinated local nationals
- A PCR test must be taken upon arrival at the airport and on day 7 and 14.
(Ends 30 September 2021)
Mauritius will open for international travel from 15 July. Only fully vaccinated foreign travellers or non-vaccinated Mauritian nationals can enter.
(Ends 30 September 2021)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Mauritius

COVID-19 information for Mauritius

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime such as bag snatching represents the main risk for most foreign nationals and business travellers, though armed robberies and break-ins are also reported. Crime is particularly prevalent on isolated beaches, in poorly-lit areas at night and in crowded areas such as markets, where increased caution should be exercised. Cyclones, which usually occur between November and May, can pose significant risks.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Mauritius
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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