Mauritius drops on-arrival tests

- Mauritius has announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions for arrivals.

On-arrival testing for fully vaccinated visitors is no longer required, but the rules for unvaccinated arrivals remain the same. The mask requirement is also now only applicable in public areas such as hospitals, ports, the airport, and public transport.

Mauritius reopened its borders on October 1, 2021, and over 500 000 tourists have subsequently flocked to the island. The nation’s double vaccination rate now stands at over 90%, and around two-thirds of all over 18 have also received their booster shots.

Responding to the latest easing of COVID-19 measures, Arvind Bundhun, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, says: “I am confident that our post-pandemic recovery is well underway, and with the easing of sanitary measures, bookings for the second half of 2022 will be stimulated.”