Quarantaine requirements and border opening status of Mauritius
We wish to inform you the since the sanitary crisis and travel restrictions have been extended from now till 15th of April 2021, no passengers will be allowed entry into Mauritius. As from 16th April 2021 until 31st May 2021, exceptional flights may still be programmed as is the case since last year (subject to prevailing sanitary situation). Expatriates returning back to Mauritius and having a Residence Permit or Tourists (including children and infants) who wish to visit Mauritius will be subject to a 14 days quarantine at their own cost and they will need to book this 14 nights’ accommodation in a selection of around 20 Hotels in Mauritius labelled “safe resorts” which can be booked online here: MTPA – Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority - My Mauritius Booking where all the official details for immigration regulation and dedicated quarantine hotels are provided.
All prospective passengers (including children and infants) travelling to Mauritius must possess the following documents:
- A certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
- A valid air ticket to Mauritius
- Proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.
A PCR Test will be done on arrival, day 7 and day 14 following the arrival. If the PCR Test done locally is negative, then the tourists after 2 weeks will be able to extend their stay in Mauritius in the hotel of their choice.
As per the new updated communiqué:
(a) the quarantine period in Mauritius would be extended till 31st May 2021 and in this regard, the Minister of Health and Wellness would issue a Notice under the Quarantine Act 2020 and make appropriate Regulations under the Quarantine Act; and
(b) the Prime Minister would accordingly amend the Order under section 3(1)(a) of the Quarantine Act 2020 to extend the prohibition of entry of aircrafts and ships in Mauritius until 31st May 2021, except for those aircrafts and ships as may be approved by the Prime Minister.
There is a vaccination campaign which is currently going on and as per the above statement, maybe an opening of the borders is planned for 01st June 2021. However, the terms are not clearly defined neither confirmed by the government.
Meanwhile, we have taken the necessary precautions to ascertain the hotel meets and exceeds the hygiene standards issued by the WHO (World Health Organization) and the government of Mauritius.
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa