International travelers looking for a beach escape can now choose to return to the idyllic beaches of Mauritius from July 15. The island destination is all set to welcome fully vaccinated traveler, who will have to commence their stay in one of 14 “resort bubbles”, specially set up to welcome them to the island. The country will continue to open to traveler in phases during 2021 with plans for a full reopening by October 2021.
Travelers to Mauritius, aged 18 years and above, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. They must carry a negative RT-PCR report before departure and will be required to take a RT-PCR test on arrival in Mauritius and on day 7 and 14 of their resort holiday, as applicable.
Holidaymakers will not be allowed to go sight seeing but will have all complete access to all facilities within their chosen “resort bubble” including the swimming pool and beach. Travelers staying for 14 days with have negative PCR tests, will be permitted to leave the hotel and travel about the island freely for the rest of their stay.
Air Mauritius, Emirates are other global airlines will add additional flight capacity from July 15. For Phase 2, from October 1, vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry without restrictions upon presentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The announcement follows the country’s impressive vaccination campaign and the progress made towards reaching herd immunity by the end of September. Tourism employees were prioritized during the vaccine rollout, enabling a safe restart of the Mauritius tourism industry.