Mauritius to Welcome Fully Vaccinated International Travellers from October

Mauritius is gearing up to reopen its borders for travellers across the world from October. With this, fully vaccinated international travellers can plan a trip to Mauritius.    

In a press release, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) said that visitors who present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their departure will be allowed to explore the island free from the moment they arrive. The rule will be applicable from October 1, 2021.   

“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, Director of MTPA.   

“We are looking forward to the next stage of our reopening on October 1 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 remain paramount,” he added.   

Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is known for its scenic beaches, lagoons, rainforests and reefs, water sports, and luxurious resorts.   

At this time of year, visitors find the perfect climate to enjoy various outdoor activities Mauritius offers like hiking, water sports, kite surfing and relaxing on its renowned beaches.   

The subtropical island country is already opened from mid-July but partially for only vaccinated visitors who are ready to stay in a ‘resort bubble’ for a minimum of 14 days.   

The Mauritian government decided in January to prioritise tourism workers and hotel staff in the vaccine rollout to ensure visitors’ safety and security.   

Because of its successful acceleration in vaccination drive, the country is getting ready to reopen and welcome international travellers into a safe and secure environment. As of August 17, the authorities have administered 1,322,232 vaccine doses, fully immunising around half of its population.  

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