Mauritius set to re-open borders for vaccinated travellers this July

Jaishree Chawlani
Jun 14, 2021

The popular holiday destination ready to open to fully vaccinated travellers, it has been announced. 

With borders closed for more than a year, the Indian Ocean destination is ready to welcome holidaymakers from July 15, 2021.

Mauritius’s phased reopening will permit all travellers access to pre-approved resorts on the island, so long as they have been fully vaccinated with one of the WHO authorized vaccines: Pfizer-Biotech, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Jansen/Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac, or Sinopharm.

Mauritius will reopen to vaccinated traveller in July, 2021. Image credit|Unsplash

All guests will be restricted from touring the resort until they receive negative results from an on-arrival PCR test. Only then will they be granted access to hotel facilities such as beaches, swimming pools, water sports and golf courses. Spas will remain off-limits, however. Travellers must take a second PCR test on day five, six, or seven.

Anyone spending less the 14 days in Mauritius will be restricted to their resort, while long-term vacationers can roam the island on the condition of a further negative test result on day 14.

Under 18s do not need to get vaccinated, but will have to provide a valid negative PCR test, says the Mauritian authority.

Phase two of Mauritius’s reopening plan is penned in for October. Image credit | Pixabay

Phase two of the country’s reopening plan is set for October this year. If all goes to plan, vaccinated holiday-goers will be allowed restriction-free travel without quarantine, as long as they have negative PCR tests taken 72 hours before departure.

Non-vaccinated travellers will be able to visit Mauritius but will have to undergo 14 days of hotel quarantine, with restrictions on using hotel facilities.

Mauritius is listed on Abu Dhabi’s Green list, meaning those arriving back into the UAE capital do not have to quarantine on arrival to Dubai. 

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