Mauritius Covid-19 Travelling Informations

Can I travel to Mauritius vaccinated or unvaccinated ? … Here you can find all the travel advice and the frequently asked questions for your holidays in Mauritius.

Covid-19 & Holidays in Mauritius

Frequently Asked Questions from Travellers

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

All countries are welcome to visit Mauritius, depending on the current entry requirements.

To be able to openly visit Mauritius island, travellers must be completely vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged by the Mauritian authorities.

If you are not vaccinated, you may still travel to Mauritius but will be required to secure a 14-night quarantine stay in a hotel room.

Before or during your flight to Mauritius, all passengers will be requested to fill out health paperwork. When you arrive in Mauritius, you must provide these filled paperworks to the immigration and health officials.

What does fully vaccinated mean?
  • have an official documentation proving that you have already had COVID-19 and have had a post-infection vaccination 14 days prior to travel (28 days for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine);
  • have received a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine at least 28 days before travel;
  • be a minor aged under 18 years old who is currently exempted from vaccination and travels with his/her family.
If I am vaccinated do I need a PCR test to enter Mauritius?

All travellers must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure before being allowed access to enter Mauritius.

There will be no PCR testing at the airport if you are staying in a hotel. Antigen testing will be performed on-site at the hotel on the day of arrival (day 0) and on  day 5. These will be charged, depending on your hotel’s policies.

If you are staying in a villa, guesthouse, or any other type of self-catering accommodation, or if you are going home, you must undergo a free PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Mauritius.

Can I travel to Mauritius unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated passengers should provide a negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours of departure in order to enter Mauritius.

You must reserve a 14-night quarantine stay, including meals and transfers, in an official quarantine hotel. You must stay in your hotel room for 14 consecutive nights, and meals will be served in your room. On the day of your arrival, day 7, and day 14, you will need to do a PCR test. All three PCR tests will cost Rs12,000 each.

After a negative PCR test on day 14, you have total freedom to explore the island and relocate to another accommodation or head back home.

What vaccines have been approved?

For travellers planning on visiting Mauritius, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Committee has approved the following vaccines:

  • AstraZeneca: Covishield
  • AstraZeneca: Vaxzevria
  • Covaxin
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
  • Sinopharm
  • Sputnik
  • Sinovac- CoronaVac
Will a digital vaccine passport be available?

A vaccine card is still valid for the time being. A digital version is being developed by the Mauritian government.

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

You need to have an official documentation proving that you have already had COVID-19 and have had a post-infection vaccination 14 days prior to travel (28 days for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Will hotel staff be vaccinated?

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

Will I need a PCR test at the airport?

There will be no PCR testing at the airport if you are staying in a hotel. Antigen tests will be performed at the hotel on the day of arrival (day 0) and on the day 5. These will be charged, depending on your hotel’s policies.

If you’re staying elsewhere in other accommodation on the island or returning home, you’ll have to undergo a PCR test when you arrive at the airport (day 0). All vaccinated guests will have access to this service free of charge.

On the fifth day of your stay, you will be required to take a self-administered antigen test.

You must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure in order to enter Mauritius.

Will I have to undergo COVID testing during my holiday?

If you are staying in a hotel, antigen testing will be performed on day 0 and day 5 of your stay. These will be charged, according to your hotel’s policies.

You will be asked to take a PCR test upon arrival (day 0) at the airport if you will be residing somewhere else on the island or returning home. All vaccinated travellers will enjoy this service free of charge. On the fifth day of your stay, you will be required to take a self-administered antigen test.

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

Vaccinated visitors who will not be staying in a hotel will not be charged for their PCR test at the airport.

Whereas unvaccinated guests staying in a quarantine hotel will be tested three times: on arrival (day 0), on day 7, and on day 14.

Each of the three tests would cost you at least Rs 12,000 in total.

If you need to leave Mauritius early and need an extra test, you will probably have to pay between Rs 2500 and Rs 3500.

Visitors who are required to undergo a PCR test during their stay in Mauritius in order to travel will be responsible for the charges.

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

Positive Antigen test

Any guest who tests positive on an antigen test will be asked to stay in isolation in a dedicated room until the Ministry of Health and Wellness performs a PCR test and obtains the results. During the waiting period, quarantine-style room service should always be offered.

Guests having a negative PCR test result are certified COVID-19 negative and may return to their rooms.

Guests who are required to undergo a PCR test during their stay in order to travel will be responsible for the charges.

Positive PCR test

If the PCR test is positive, the guest must be relocated to the COVID-19 positive cases section of the hotel. The Ministry of Health and Wellness, which is within the RPHS’s jurisdiction, must be informed and will determine whether the guest presents any major medical issues threatening his/her health. If this is really the case, the individual in question must be isolated from their family for 10 days if he or she is asymptomatic.

If the person who tested positive for COVID-19 remains symptomatic after the initial 3-day period, three more days must be added to the self-isolation period after the symptoms have subsided.

If a COVID-19 positive person exhibits concerning clinical symptoms or a major risk of developing a severe illness throughout a medical examination, he or she must be admitted to a public or private healthcare institution of his or her preference.

According to quarantine standards, relatives accompanying a positive guest must self-isolate for seven days in a separate designated area of the hotel. After a seven-day period, they will be subjected to a PCR test. Guests will be permitted to move around the hotel if the test results are negative.

What if I test positive and require hospitalisation?

If a person tests positive during their holidays, they must self-isolate for at least 10 days in a room in the hotel’s designated, quarantine area reserved solely for persons positive to covid-19, without leaving for any reason.

All SARS-CoV-2 affected individuals will, however, be required to be hospitalized if their medical condition is determined to be critical by Ministry of Health personnel.

Depending on his or her medical condition, the individual may be admitted to a treatment center, a public hospital, or a private clinic.

The guest’s health coverage and airline regulations will evaluate whether or not they can be repatriated.

What if someone in my group tests positive?

In a designated area of the hotel, family members of the affected person will be self-isolated. They must remain in their room for at least 7 days following their last interaction with a COVID-19 positive individual, with a systematic PCR test on the seventh day of self-isolation.

COVID-19 positive patients must self-isolate themselves from their family members in a separate bedroom.

Do I need insurance to travel to Mauritius?

COVID-19 treatment is covered by a mandatory health insurance policy for passengers. Exemptions apply to Mauritian citizens, residents, and occupational permit holders.

Will children need to do COVID testing?

Passengers, including young kids and infants, must take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their departure for Mauritius, regardless of airline. For children under the age of six, an oropharyngeal swab can be collected. To be eligible to travel, you must have a negative PCR test result.

Do children need to be vaccinated?

Vaccination is not compulsory for children under the age of 18. In the required locations like public areas, children over the age of five must wear masks.

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

The kids/teens club will be operational in accordance with sanitary requirements, with a mandatory closure time during the day for full decontamination and required pre-registration.

At all times, the number of kids will be limited (with a maximum number of children per staff member) with an emphasis on outside games and events.

Babysitting is authorized if the babysitter and members of his or her close family who live in the same residence have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior (28 days if a Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

How will guests get from the airport to their accommodation?

A travel agency, a taxi, or another kind of transportation will transfer passengers to their hotels. Both hotel guests and those staying in a quarantined hotel will be transported separately by the authorized travel agencies.

Will guests need to wear a mask?

Yeah. While roaming around the hotel, guests will be required to wear a mask. You won’t need one while chilling by the pool or on the beach, or while dining or drinking at a restaurant or bar.

Will dining be affected during my holiday?

There will be buffets and à la carte meals provided in the hotel restaurants. Social distancing procedures will be established, and guests will be required to wear masks when moving around the restaurant.

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

In-room treatments and hotel spa services (except the hammam and saunas) are accessible.

The hotel’s gym services are available to guests in accordance with sanitary regulations and will be cleaned after each use.

Most of the sports activities, such as kitesurfing, scuba diving, and windsurfing, will be permitted, as long as sanitary protocols are maintained.

Access to the golf course will be authorized. Golf carts are permitted on the property.

Nightclubs are currently prohibited from operating.

Can I travel in a group or get married?

The number of persons in each group will be limited to 50. You can get married in Mauritius.

Can guests explore the island during their holiday?

Vaccinated travellers can freely explore Mauritius island as from October 1st through to the end of their stay. Local sanitary regulations must be maintained at all times.

What happens if I arrive just before 1 October 2021?

If you arrive in September, you must follow the hotel’s travel regulations until the end of the month at midnight. If you want to visit the island in September, you must stay for seven nights and submit to a PCR test on the seventh day of your hotel stay. If the test comes out negative, you can go to a different accommodation and explore the island at your own discretion.

From the 1st of October onwards, you are free to roam the island.

What are the sanitary protocols when exploring the island?

When visiting Mauritius, all visitors must follow the local sanitary regulations, such as the wear of face masks in public areas, hand sanitization, and social distancing.

What is the definition of ‘other accommodation’?

Other accommodation refers to accommodation options that are not hotels. For example, this could be a self-catered villa, B&B, guest house, or your own home if you reside in Mauritius.

How do I get my PCR test results?

On arrival at the airport, all vaccinated travellers staying in other accommodations must undergo a PCR test (day 0). You may return to your accommodation after retrieving your luggage and await your PCR test results. Within 6-12 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will notify you with your results. After receiving a negative test result, you are free to explore Mauritius.

In other accommodations, what is the protocol for antigen testing?

On the fifth day of your stay, you must perform a self-administered antigen test. An antigen test can be purchased at a local pharmacy in Mauritius or brought with you from home.

Antigen test results will be randomly checked by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

What if I test positive for COVID-19 during my stay in other accommodation?

If your PCR test results come back positive and you’re asymptomatic, you’ll need to self-isolate for a duration of 10 days in your accommodation. The local authorities will get in contact with you. COVID-19 positive patients must isolate themselves from their friends and family members in a separate room.

If you have a positive antigen test, you must notify the Ministry of Health and Wellness and self-isolate for 10 days within your accommodation.

If an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 starts to exhibit concerning clinical symptoms or a substantial risk of developing a severe illness during a medical examination, he or she must be admitted to a public or private healthcare institution of his or her preference.

Relatives accompanying a positive guest will have to self-isolate for 7 days.

What if I test positive and require hospitalisation?

Affected individuals must self-isolate for at least 10 days if they test positive to Covid-19 during their stay.

If an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 starts to exhibit concerning clinical symptoms or a substantial risk of developing a severe illness during a medical examination, he or she must be admitted to a public or private healthcare institution of his or her preference.

You can call 8924 in an emergency.

What if someone in my group tests positive?

After their last interaction with the COVID-19 positive person, relatives of the affected person must also undertake self-isolation for at least 7 days.

COVID-19 positive patients must self-isolate themselves from their friends and relatives in a different bedroom.

Disclaimer: All information on the site is provided in good faith however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the site. For more accurate and updated information regarding the official latest travel requirements when travelling to Mauritius, please visit the government of Mauritius official website.