Mauritius will be welcoming international travelers from 15 July, 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 September, 2021, will enable vaccinated travelers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.
During Phase 1, holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen resort premises, including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay over 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will be able to explore the island's attractions. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home.
For Phase 2, from the 1st of October, 2021, vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry without restrictions upon presentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.
1. Where to stay?
A list of pre-approved Covid-19 safe resorts will be available from 20 June, 2021 at www.mauritiusnow.com.
2. Additional Requirements to travel to Mauritius.
Travelers to Mauritius aged 18 years or over must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. They must undergo a PCR test between 5 and 7 days before departure and a negative result is required to travel to the island. Travelers will also have a PCR test on arrival at the airport in Mauritius and on day 7 and 14 of their resort holiday, as applicable.
3. What if I am not Vaccinated?
Unvaccinated travelers will be subject to 14 days in-room quarantine for both Phases 1 and 2 until further notice. The announcement follows the acceleration of the vaccination campaign and the progress made towards herd immunity by the end of September.
Frontliners of the tourism industry were prioritized during the vaccine rollout. This enables a prompt and safe restart of the Mauritius tourism industry. 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.
4. What are the Visa requirements to travel to Mauritius?
Mauritius offers free visa on arrival to Indian nationals for 30 days at the airport. Guests are required to present passport with 6 months validity after their departure date, accommodation proof in Mauritius, return flight ticket & travel insurance for the period of stay.
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