24 March 2021
Mauritian authorities expressed confidence that the national vaccination campaign is on track and that the country will achieve herd immunity within the prescribed delay. This has been set as a precondition for the restart of tourism.
The vaccination campaign started on 26 January. Up to now, 117,323 persons have received a first jab representing 17% of the targeted population. A threshold of 700,000 persons vaccinated has been set for the country to achieve herd immunity. Vaccination is free of charge for all Mauritians and visitors who are holders of the Premium Visa.
Government spokesperson, Dr Zouberr Joomaye stated in a press conference today, 23 March 2021, that Mauritius has secured an adequate supply of vaccines for the authorities to maintain the pace of vaccination.
The phased easing of travel restrictions is expected as from the end of June 2021.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year, Mauritius has always upheld the sanitary safety of Mauritian nationals and that of visitors as a topmost priority.