The Tourism Authority of Mauritius has released a new set of guidelines, emphasizing sanitary measures, as the tourism sector resumes. The work is designed to provide tourism businesses with specific health and safety to keep the staff and customers protected
The document’s release forms a key part of Mauritius’ recovery strategy
The document is available for all tourism partners to download online forms. The solutions provided in the guidelines document are endorsed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). These solutions would aid the different operational needs of a variety of tourism businesses, from car rental companies and golf courses to restaurants and guest houses.
Measures include cleaning and disinfection, social distancing, providing contactless options, and follow protocols for suspected cases of COVID-19.
The authority will carry out regular inspections to ensure the proper implementation of these measures. Failure to comply may result in license cancellation. The authority has also partnered with Mauritius Telecom to introduce a ‘Safe Travels’ app which all tourism operators under the tourism authority act should download.
Mauritius’s implementation was praised
The app displays different categories of the tourism sector by operation and outlines the protective measures each business category should follow when providing services. Mauritius has been praised for its quick response to the pandemic, and to control the spread of COVID-19. The authority has also released a video about how traveling to Mauritius in the ‘new normal’ will look like.
Arvind Bundhun, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said: “The safety of visitors to Mauritius and staff working in the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector is of utmost importance to our organization and so we felt it was important to provide a list of sanitary guidelines for businesses to follow as they plan to resume operation.”