In July, Mauritius reopened for international travel with the implementation of a two-phased reopening plan. Vaccinated travellers are allowed to vacation in one of the dedicated “resort bubbles” during the first phase, which runs from July 15 to September 30. Only those who stayed for more than two weeks were permitted to travel around the island.
This restriction has now been relaxed. Vaccinated visitors will only need to stay in a special “resort bubble” hotel for 7 days starting September 1st before exploring the rest of the paradise Island in the Indian Ocean.
Arvind Bundhun, Director of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), said:
“This is a major leap towards the full reopening of its borders on 1st October, when vaccinated international travellers will be welcomed in without restrictions. Visitors who present a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to embarkation will be able to explore the island freely from the moment they arrive”.
The Republic of Mauritius plans to reopen its borders completely on October 1st, allowing vaccinated visitors to explore the island immediately after landing.
International tourists can book their ‘resort bubble’ vacations through tour operators or directly with the hotels. www.mauritiusnow.com lists the approved Covid-19 safe resorts.
Mauritius has been able to move forward with its complete reopening and welcome guests in a safe and secure environment because of the successful acceleration of the country’s vaccination programme. Citizens and residents have received a total of 1,322,232 vaccination doses at this time. Currently, 60% of individuals in Mauritius have received their first dosage and 48% have had their full vaccination.
In January, the Mauritian government decided to prioritise tourism workers and hotel personnel in the vaccination rollout in order to ensure that visitors are welcomed into a safe and secure atmosphere in Mauritius.
“Mauritius is delighted to see the world opening up again for travel. We have been welcoming international visitors to our island since the middle of July and the ‘resort bubbles’ have proven a great success,” said Arvind Bundhun.
“We are looking forward to the next stage of our reopening on 1st October, when vaccinated visitors will be able to explore the island without restriction from the moment of their arrival. The safety and security of Mauritian residents, citizens and guests remains paramount.”
– India’s new age travel digital media