Starting July 15, Mauritius will reopen to international tourists in two phases.

During the first phase, between July 15 and September 30, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry for a resort-based holiday on the island and must remain within their chosen resort premises during their visit.

Visitors must book a stay from the list of pre-approved hotels, and must remain in their room for 6 to 12 hours until they receive the negative results of their on-arrival PCR test. The list of pre-approved Covid-19 safe resorts will be available from June 20 at

Once visitors receive their on-arrival test results, they will be able to enjoy all the amenities within the resort, including the swimming pool and beach activities. Persons who stay for over 14 days, will be permitted to explore the rest of the country after testing negative for Covid-19.

 All travellers must carry proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken before their travel and will be tested again after arrival in Mauritius. Additionally, tests will be taken on days 7 and 14 of their resort holiday if applicable.

Phase two will begin on October 1, which will allow vaccinated travellers to enter without restrictions provided they carry with them proof a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

 Unvaccinated visitors will be required to undergo a 14 day room quarantine for both, Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Air Mauritius flies from Dubai to Mauritius Airport (MRU) and Emirates also flies weekly to the island nation. The island nation is listed on Abu Dhabi’s Green List, which means travellers will not need to quarantine when returning to the UAE.

Mauritius has been praised for the way the country has handled the coronavirus pandemic and was among the first destinations in Africa to contain the spread. It was also one of the first countries in the world to offer travellers on long-stay visas free vaccinations.

The country’s phased reopening for tourism is a carefully well-thought-out plan to entice travellers back to the island nation while also ensuring the safety of Mauritians and visitors at the same time.

During the vaccine rollout in Mauritius, frontline tourism industry workers were prioritized. The vaccination drive on the island expects to attain herd immunity before October.


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