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Mauritius eases protocol for vaccinated travellers

The country’s new regulations are a step towards the full reopening of borders on 1 October 2021

Mauritius has further eased travel protocols for vaccinated travellers. Arrivals now only need to spend just seven days in a ‘resort bubble’ hotel before going out to discover the Indian Ocean island.

Mauritian Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) director Arvind Bundhun said: “This is a major leap towards the full reopening of borders on 1 October when vaccinated international travellers will be welcomed in without restrictions. Visitors who present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation will be able to freely explore the island from the moment they arrive.”

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The Mauritian government took the decision in January to prioritise tourism workers and hotel staff in the vaccine rollout to ensure the safety of visitors.

International visitors can currently book their ‘resort bubble’ holidays either via tour operators or directly with hotels. Unvaccinated travellers are still required to complete a 14-day quarantine period in a designated quarantine hotel.

Flights to Mauritius from Europe and the Middle East are currently operated by Air Mauritius, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Kenya Airways and British Airways.

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