in Mauritius

The island has announced the phased easing of travel restrictions and, from 1 October 2020, borders will be open to Mauritian nationals, residents and tourists travelling to Mauritius for long stays. You will have to undergo a PCR test 7 days prior to travel and quarantine at approved accommodation for 14 days on arrival.


  • You will need a PCR test 5 to 7 days before departure
  • You must travel with the original PCR certificate
  • On arrival in Mauritius, you will have a PCR test at the airport
  • You have to stay at a hotel that has been pre-approved by the Mauritian authorities
  • You must book a quarantine stay package that includes pre-approved accommodation, group hotel transfers and full board
  • You must quarantine for 14 days in your hotel room
  • You will have a PCR test on day 7 and 14 at your hotel
  • If your PCR test on day 14 comes back negative, you are free to explore the island
  • Many of the island’s attractions and experiences are open for business


18 December

The Cabinet took the decision on Friday 18 December 2020 to extend the quarantine period in Mauritius from 15 January 2021 to 15 February 2021. Quarantine will therefore be mandatory for all passengers entering Mauritius until that date. Regulations will be amended accordingly by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

21 December

Following the continuous and rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus in UK and South Africa, the following precautionary measures have been adopted by the Mauritian Authorities:

All travelers who come from or have been in transit in the following countries during the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the Mauritian territory until 31 December 2020:

  • UK
  • South Africa

We wish to reassure that all precautionary measures are being taken to protect the residents of Mauritius and other travellers.


Before you travel


At the airport


Boarding & in-flight


On arrival in Mauritius


During your stay



*This page is intended to offer general information and advice about the safety measures and rules in place in Mauritius.
For the most up-to-date advice, you can seek information from your travel agent, tour operator or accommodation and experience provider.

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