Travel ban lifted for many African countries

6 January 2022

As of Friday 7 January 2022, the Covid-19 travel ban imposed by the Republic of Mauritius on the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will be lifted and commercial passenger flights from these countries to Mauritius can resume.

Travellers are requested to get in touch with airlines and tour operators to confirm availability of
flights, as well as the necessary Covid-19 protocols to follow. Full details of Covid-19 entry
requirements and safety protocols are online:
“We are very pleased that South Africans can once again travel to Mauritius. The Covid-19 has placed significant pressure on all nations to do the right thing and we thank South Africans and the South African travel industry for their patience in this regard,” says Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

The Mauritian health authorities are continuing to implement a wide-ranging COVID-19 response and are presently prioritising the rollout of booster doses for those who are already double vaccinated.
The vaccination of 15 to 18-year-old is also well underway.

The health authorities remain confident in their ability to manage the recent increase in infection
rates and will continue to follow world-leading scientific advice in this regard.

“Sanitary protocols throughout the Mauritius hospitality industry remain at the very highest
standards, ensuring that the local community and international guests are afforded maximum
protection from the virus. Visitors can book holidays to Mauritius with a high degree of confidence that their trips will be enjoyable, safe, and secure,” says Arvind.

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