Mauritius suspends flights as Seychelles fully opens

WT Writer
Mar 7, 2021

Mauritius temporary closes for one week 

Mauritius has announced that it has suspended all incoming flights from today for one week. The decision was taken by the country’s National Covid-19 High Powered Committee. As a result, no passengers will be allowed entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius.

In contrast, fellow Indian Ocean island, the Seychelles, has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles for the time being until further review.

Visitors will now only be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.

There will be no quarantine requirement nor restriction on movement upon entry into Seychelles.

Additionally, the minimum stay in establishments upon arrival will no longer be applicable.

Visitors will still be required to adhere to other public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic, including thewearing of face masks and social distancing.

More details are available through the updated travel advisory on

Aerial view of Seychelles beach