With the successful vaccination drive, Mauritius has further relaxed travel protocols effective from September 1. As per the new norm, vaccinated tourists from September 1 would have to spend only 7 days in a special ‘resort bubble’ hotel before going out to discover Mauritius.
Commenting on this, Arvind Bundhun, Director of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, 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.