Traveling to Mauritius during the pandemic

Is Mauritius open for travel now?

Mauritius, has reopened its borders in the beginning of September 2020, and with the pandemic slowly reaching a halt in the regions around the Middle East and IOI, Mauritius is one of the perfect getaways to unwind and release the accumulated stress of the previous months! Find golden beaches, crystal clear waters, vibrant nature and a wide variety of family-friendly activities all around the island.

The government of Mauritius has expanded its Covid-19 vaccination programme to include all citizens, residents and long-term international visitors over the age of 18.

Visitors holding the Premium Visa as well as residents of Mauritius holding a Work Permit, Residence Permit or Occupational Permit are eligible to receive their vaccinations free of charge.

Traveling Visa for Mauritius during the pandemic

Mauritius is the only country in the world which offers long-term visitor visas free of charge and a free Covid vaccine to holders of these visas. The expanded vaccination programme is part of the national campaign to continue keeping Mauritius Covid-secure and to allow the full reopening of international borders once herd immunity is reached.

Mauritius is using the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. MTPA are encouraging all those eligible to accept this offer and is working across the tourism sector to promote take-up. For further information on our national vaccination programme, our national response to COVID-19 and FAQs on the vaccinations please visit the official website.

Mauritius is encouraging people in the Middle East to come visit now that Emirates has more flights released. It is a great place for other recreational activities such as hiking, dolphin watching, snorkeling, safari adventures and much more.

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) revealed strict precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of residents and visitors. Those include sanitary measures and guidelines taken for all enterprises and activities operating in the tourism sector including hotels, restaurants, shops, shopping malls, golf courses, tourist guides, as well as specific measures for nautical activities and commercial pleasure crafts.

The unfortunate Wakashio Bulk Carrier’s oil spill incident that happened in early August contaminated some of the Southern east costal nature of Mauritius, however more than 96% of the island’s shores have not been contaminated, and the Mauritian authorities are working unceasingly to cleanse the affected area as soon as possible to return the beauty to the Indian Ocean paradise.

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