Mauritius (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: From 1 October, vaccinated guests can fully explore the island and choose where to stay.

-It is mandatory to arrange COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted)

-You must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours from your last point of embarkation

-COVID-19 testing will be required upon arrival (day 0) and on day 5 of your stay
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 29.11.2021
1. Until 31 December 2021, passengers arriving from or who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.
3. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Mauritius.
4. Passengers must have a confirmed accommodation reservation booked for 14 days at https://mauritiusnow.com/where-to-stay-in-mauritius/
– This does not apply to passengers with:
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Mauritius has opened its borders for travelers, under strict protocols, and some domestic restrictions are being lifted.

Mauritius l suspend all flights from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho from Monday until 31 December.

Vaccinated Guests (1 OCTOBER ONWARDS)

-Full opening of the island!

-You must be fully vaccinated to freely explore our island and its attractions throughout your holiday

-It is mandatory to arrange COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted)

-You must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours from your last point of embarkation

-COVID-19 testing will be required upon arrival (day 0) and on day 5 of your stay

Unvaccinated guests must book a 14-night quarantine stay in an official quarantine hotel.

-To enter Mauritius, you must present a negative PCR test 72 hours from the last point of embarkation.

-You must book a 14-night quarantine stay in an official quarantine hotel, including meals and transfers.

-All travellers must fill out the health forms before or during your flight to Mauritius. These include the passenger locator form , the health self-declaration form and the health laboratory form. You will need to hand these completed forms to immigration and health officials on arrival at Mauritius airport.

-You will be required to stay in your hotel room for 14 nights and meals will be delivered to your room

-You will have a PCR test on arrival (day 0), day 7 and day 14 of your stay

-The cost for all three PCR tests will be Rs12,000

-After a negative PCR test on day 14, you can freely explore the island and move to new accommodation or go home
 

Lockdown Details

COVID-19 restrictions eased on 1 October 2021.

Social distancing and wearing of face masks in public remains mandatory.

Public transport is operating. Access to beaches is allowed.

Most businesses including restaurants, bars, cinemas and shops are operating, but nightclubs remain closed.

Casinos and fitness centres are open to fully vaccinated adults only.

The restriction on numbers at social gatherings including marriages, funerals and cultural and religious events is 100 people.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mauritius/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co