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Frequently Asked Questions

– VACCINATION QUESTIONS –

 

Who will be allowed entry to Mauritius and do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Mauritius is open to everyone!

You do not need to be vaccinated to explore Mauritius. Entry requirements are the same, regardless of your vaccination status – travellers do not need to test before leaving for Mauritius or once they are here and there is no longer a self-isolation requirement in place to visit the island.

Prior to travel, it is recommended that all travellers fill out the Mauritius All in One travel form, which you can access via the link below. It will generate a PDF document with a QR Code. Please print a hard copy of this completed form and present it to Health Officials on arrival at Mauritius Airport. If you have not filled out the All in One travel form, foreign nationals must fill out an Immigration Disembrakation Card on arrival at the airport.

All in One Travel Form

 

If I am vaccinated do I need a PCR test to enter Mauritius?

No. Regardless of your vaccination status, you do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius. 

Travellers do not need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival, either.

 

Can I travel to Mauritius unvaccinated?

Yes you can. The rules for entering Mauritius are the same, regardless of vaccination status. You do not need to be vaccinated, take COVID-19 tests or self-isolate.

 

If I’ve had COVID-19 and recovered, do I need to be fully vaccinated to travel to Mauritius?

No – the requirements for entering Mauritius are the same, regardless of vaccination status.

 

Will hotel staff be vaccinated?

All hotel staff, as well as their immediate family, have been vaccinated
 

 

– COVID-19 TESTING QUESTIONS –

 

Can I fly to Mauritius if I have recently tested positive for COVID-19?

No. If you have tested positive within the eight days before departure, you are not allowed to board a flight to Mauritius

Will I need a PCR test at the airport?

Travellers (regardless of vaccination status) do not need to take any COVID-19 tests upon arrival in Mauritius.

 

Will I have to undergo COVID testing during my holiday?

Regardless of vaccination status, there will not be any COVID-19 testing during your holiday.

 

If I need a PCR test, how much will it cost?

If travellers are departing Mauritius and require a PCR test to enter a different country, or require an additional PCR test during their stay, they will need to incur the costs. Additional PCR tests cost between Rs 2500 – 3500.

 

 

– TESTING POSITIVE WHILE STAYING IN MAURITIUS –

 

What if I test positive for COVID-19 during my holiday?

If you test positive for COVID-19 during your holiday, you must self-isolate in your accommodation for seven days. After this time, you no longer have to self-isolate. Your travelling companions do not have to self-isolate during this time. If you would like to, you may take an antigen test on day 4 and, if it is negative, you can leave self-isolation.

 

What if I test positive and require hospitalisation?

If you test positive during your stay in Mauritius, you must self-isolate in your accommodation for seven days. Your travelling companions do not have to self-isolate. If you would like to, you may take an antigen test on day 4 and, if it negative, you can leave self-isolation.

If you require medical attention, you may call the emergency services on 114 or contact the management by phone if you are staying in a hotel. You may be taken to a treatment centre, public hospital or private clinic, depending on your condition. Positive patients are authorised to fly abroad by medical aircraft at their own expense, provided that the doctor treating them in Mauritius considers that they are transportable.

 

What if someone in my group tests positive?

Relatives of the infected person do not need to self isolate.

 

I live in Mauritius (Mauritian, occupation permit holder or residence permit holder). Am I allowed to enter a hotel in Mauritius?

Yes. You do not need to be fully vaccinated to enter a hotel in Mauritius.

 

 

– INSURANCE QUESTIONS –

 

Do I need insurance to travel to Mauritius?

Travel insurance is advisable but not mandatory at this time.

 

 

– CHILDREN AND FAMILIES –

 

Will children need to do COVID testing?

No. The rules for travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are the same. You do not need to be vaccinated to enter Mauritius.
 

Do children need to be vaccinated?

No. The rules for travellers, regardless of vaccination status or age, are the same. You do not need to be vaccinated to enter Mauritius. Children over 5 years old only need to wear a mask in these mandatory areas: ports, airports, during airport transfers and on public transport), plus all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies.
 

Will kids’ and teens’ clubs and babysitting services be available?

Access will be allowed to the kids/teens’ club in compliance with sanitary protocols, with mandatory closing time during the day for full disinfection and compulsory pre-registration.

The number of children will be limited at all times (with a defined maximum number of children per staff member) with a preference for outdoor activities.

Babysitting service is allowed, provided that the babysitter and his/her immediate family members living in the same household have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days beforehand (28 days if a Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

 

 

 – GUEST EXPERIENCE –

 

How will guests get from the airport to their accommodation?

Passengers will be taken to their hotels by a DMC, a taxi or other means of transportation.

 

Will guests need to wear a mask?

You do not need to wear a face mask during your holiday. It is only mandatory in airports, during airport transfers and on public transport, plus in all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies. It is also mandatory to wear a mask if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
However, we do recommend wearing a facemask if you are over 60 years of age, if you are immunocompromised or have comorbidities, or if you are in a very confined space.

 

Will dining be affected during my holiday?

Buffet and a la carte meals will be available. Social distancing measures may be put in place, but masks do not need to be worn.

 

Will the spa, golf courses and activities such as watersports be available?

 
Hotel spas and in-room treatments are available.

The hotel’s fitness room can be accessed in compliance with sanitary protocols, with disinfection after each guest’s visit. The majority of activities, including kitesurfing, scuba diving and windsurfing, will be allowed, subject to sanitary protocols.

Golf access will be allowed and the use of golf carts is permitted. Nightclubs are open.

 

 

 –  GROUP ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS –

 

Can I travel in a group or get married?

Yes. You can get married in Mauritius or travel in a group. There is no restriction on the number of people in a group.

 

Can guests explore the island during their holiday?

From October 2021 onwards, vaccinated travellers can freely explore the island throughout their stay. Local sanitary protocols must always be followed.

 

 

– GENERAL PROTOCOLS ON THE ISLAND –

 

What are the sanitary protocols when exploring the island?

You do not need to wear a face mask during your holiday. It is only mandatory in airports, during airport transfers and on public transport, plus in all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies.

 

 

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