Travellers will not be able to spend the upcoming Easter holidays in Mauritius. The island will remain closed to tourists for the first half of the year, including the Easter holiday period and the island has just announced the extension of its mandatory quarantine period until May 31.
MD of World Leisure Holidays, Ramesh Jeenarain, said the extension of the quarantine was not unexpected. Ramesh predicts in a worst-case scenario, that Mauritius will reopen on December 1.
He says the island’s strong focus on vaccinations indicates that passengers who visit the island will have to be vaccinated.
CEO of Thompsons Holidays, Joanne Adolphe, added that while Mauritius was taking a cautious approach, it would be a COVID-safe safe destination to visit when it reopened. Every point of contact, from the airport officials, to transfer drivers to frontline resort staff, would have been vaccinated. This means that travellers would ultimately be able to visit the island without fear of getting infected or passing on the virus.