Mauritius eases travel protocol for vaccinated travellers from 1 September

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With the successful vaccination rollout in Mauritius, travel protocols for vaccinated travellers are being further relaxed. As from 1 September, vaccinated guests will spend only 7 days in a special ‘resort bubble’ hotel before going out to discover more of the Indian Ocean paradise.

The percentage of vaccinated people are as follows:

  • First dose/total population: 63%
  • Fully vaccinated/total population: 56%

Arvind Bundhun, director of MTPA, said: “This is a major leap towards the full reopening of its borders on 1st October, when vaccinated international travellers will be welcomed in without restrictions. Visitors who present a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to embarkation will 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 rollout to ensure visitors will 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 www.mauritiusnow.com which is currently being updated following this major decision.

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