With the vaccination roll-out in Mauritius making headway, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has announced that travel protocols for vaccinated travellers are being further relaxed.
From September 1, vaccinated guests will have to spend only seven days in a special ‘resort bubble’ hotel, as opposed to the current 14 days.
The percentages of vaccinated people on Mauritius are as follows:
• First dose/total population: 63%
• Fully vaccinated/total population: 56%
Arvind Bundhun, Director of MTPA, said: “This is a major leap toward the full reopening of borders on October 1, when vaccinated international travellers will be welcomed in without restrictions.”
He added that visitors who presented a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to embarkation would be able to explore the island freely from the moment they arrive.
The Mauritian government took the decision in January to prioritise tourism workers and hotel staff in the vaccine roll-out to ensure visitors would be welcomed into a safe and secure environment in Mauritius.
Airline capacity from Europe and the Middle East is currently provided by Air Mauritius, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Kenya Airways and British Airways. International visitors can currently book their ‘resort bubble’ holidays either via tour operators or directly with the hotels.
Unvaccinated travellers are required to complete a 14-day quarantine period in a designated quarantine hotel.
For full details of entry requirements and safety protocols, visit mauritiusnow.com which is currently being updated following this major decision.
The approved COVID-19 safe resorts are available HERE.