Since the country’s borders reopened to fully-vaccinated visitors on October 1st, Mauritius has successfully and safely welcomed over 80,000 tourists.
Bookings through the end of the year are looking “extremely promising,” according to a statement from local authorities, with a targeted average growth of 25% in arrivals.
The Mauritian health authorities are continuing to implement a comprehensive Covid-19 response, and are currently prioritising the distribution of booster doses to those who have already received two doses.
Vaccination of 15- to 18-year-olds is also in full swing.
Mauritius has one of the highest rates of double vaccination in the world, with about 85% of the adult population already vaccinated.
Infection rates have recently risen in the country, which officials say is “unfortunately part of the new normal in most countries” where restrictions have been lifted.
To stem the spread, the government recently ordered the temporary closure of schools, as well as the implementation of other sanitary measures, mostly aimed at limiting large gatherings.
On the tourism front, sanitary practises in the hospitality industry are still at extremely high levels, guaranteeing that the local community and international visitors are protected to the fullest extent possible from the virus.
“In Mauritius, we continue to prioritise the health of our population, and our staggered reopening was part of this carefully planned policy,” Steven Obeegadoo, Mauritius’ tourism minister.
“Since the reopening of our borders in October, we have safely welcomed over 80,000 travellers to date, and look forward to welcoming many more to our home.”
– India’s new age travel digital media