In response to its successful vaccination campaign and subsequent low infection rate, the Republic of Mauritius has announced a further relaxation of Covid restrictions. On Friday, July 1, the facemask requirement will be eased. However, facemasks will be required in public facilities such as hospitals, ports, airports, and public transportation. In addition, tests for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers upon arrival have been waived.
On October 1, 2021, Mauritius reopened its borders, and over 500,000 tourists have already flocked to the paradise island. The double vaccination rate in the United States currently exceeds 90 percent, and around two-thirds of those over 18 have also gotten booster injections.
Mauritius is experiencing a surge in demand from discriminating foreign tourists who are drawn to the sun-kissed jewel of the Indian Ocean for its breathtaking landscape and safety.
The Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Arvind Bundhun, reacted to the latest relaxing of Covid controls by stating, “We are extremely pleased to note that we have reached a milestone of over half a million visitors since October 01. I am confident that our post-pandemic recovery is well underway, and with the easing of sanitary measures bookings for the second half of 2022 will be stimulated.”