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Mauritius opened its border on July 15 to restart tourism and related industries

Date: 2021-07-15

Mauritius will open its borders in stages from July 15, according to the prime minister's office, in a bid to revive the country's tourism and related industries.

The first phase is July 15 solstice September 30. Passengers to Mao must provide proof of negative nucleic acid test, valid flight ticket to Mao and hotel reservation within 5 to 7 days before boarding. Vaccinated travellers are allowed to spend their holiday in the specified hotel and have free access to all facilities and services provided that they are subject to nucleic acid testing on the day of their stay and on the 7th and 14th days of their stay. If all the tests are negative, they can leave the hotel after 14 days and travel freely within the island. Unvaccinated travelers will be quarantined in a designated quarantine hotel for a period of 14 days, during which they will not be allowed to leave the hotel room, and will be tested for nucleic acid on the day of their stay, and on the seventh and 14th days of their stay. If the test results are negative, you can leave the hotel for free after 14 days.

The second phase began on 1 October. Passengers who have been vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine must provide a negative proof of nucleic acid test within 72 hours before boarding the plane when they reach the hair. After arriving, they can stay in any hotel on the island and are allowed to move freely on the island. Unvaccinated travelers will still be quarantined in a designated quarantine hotel for a period of 14 days, during which they will not be allowed to leave the hotel room, and will be tested for nucleic acid on the day of their stay, and on the seventh and 14th days of their stay. If the test results are negative, you can leave the hotel for free after 14 days.

According to several media reports in Mauritius, from July 15, Reunion Southern Airlines, Seychelles Air, Madagascar Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabia Airlines and some European national airlines will resume flights to Mauritius.

As of July 13 local time, a total of 2,266 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mauritius, 18 of which have died and 1,764 have recovered. In order to restart tourism in Mauritius quickly and safely, priority has been given to those on the front lines of the tourism industry.