Mauritius drops pre-arrival test requirement for visitors

By Lisa James
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Incoming visitors no longer have to present a negative COVID test before arrival in Mauritius.

Previously, fully vaccinated passengers had to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

Visitors who are fully vaccinated must arrange COVID-19 health insurance cover and will be tested on arrival.

Unvaccinated guests must also arrange COVID insurance cover, will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for seven days in ‘accommodation of your choice’.

After that, they don’t need a Day 7 test and can leave self-isolation from Day 8.

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority said demand from tourists and business travellers has soared following the reopening of its borders to international travel since last October, which coincided with the loosening of travel restrictions in many of Mauritius’ key markets.

It added 90% of Mauritius’ adult population is fully vaccinated and its booster campaign is ‘at full swing’.

MTPA Director Arvind Bundhun said: “We are delighted that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reviewed the sanitary protocol for visitors to Mauritius.

“Automatically this renders experience of travelling to Mauritius far easier and more streamlined. We expect a further boost to tourism numbers as demand for travel to Mauritius is currently ramping up.”

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