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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 7-night self-isolation 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?
  • be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the Mauritian authorities. The second dose, if applicable, must have been administered 14 days before arrival. One can only travel from day 15;
  • have received a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine at least 28 days before travel. One can only travel on day 29;
  • have an official documentation proving that you have already had COVID-19 and have had either a 1 dose vaccination before contamination or  have had a post-infection vaccination 14 days prior to travel (one can only travel from day 15) or have had a post-infection vaccination for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine 28 days prior to travel (one can only travel at day 29);
  • 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?

You do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius. 

You will need to test on arrival in Mauritius.

If you are staying at a hotel there will be no PCR testing at the airport. An antigen test will be carried out at the hotel on arrival (day 0). This may be chargeable, subject to your hotel’s policy.

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?

Yes, you can. It is mandatory to arrange COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritius citizens, resident permit holders are exempted) and you will be subject to a test on arrival (day 0)

You must self-isolate for 7 days in accommodation of your choice. You do not need a day 7 test and can freely explore the island from day 8 of your stay.

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?

If you are staying at a hotel there will be no PCR testing at the airport. An antigen test will be carried out at the hotel on arrival (day 0). This may be chargeable, subject to your hotel’s policy.

If you are staying at other accommodation on the island or returning to your home you will be required to take a PCR test on arrival at the airport (day 0). This will be free of charge for all vaccinated guests.

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 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. 

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

Vaccinated travellers staying in accommodation other than a hotel will not have to pay for their PCR test at the airport.

Unvaccinated travellers will be required to test on arrival (day 0) and self-isolate for 7 days in their accommodation.

If you need to depart Mauritius early and require an additional test, this will be at an extra cost between Rs 2500 – 3500.

Guests who must take a PCR test during their stay to be able to travel will have to bear the costs incurred.

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

Positive Antigen test

Any guest who has tested positive via an antigen test will be asked to stay in isolation in a designated room until a PCR test is carried out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the result is obtained. Quarantine-type room service must be provided during the waiting period.

Guests with a negative PCR test result may return to their room and be considered COVID-19 negative.

Positive PCR test

If the PCR test result is positive, the client must be transferred to the area of the hotel used for COVID-19 positive cases. The Ministry of Health and Wellness, under the responsibility of the RPHS, must be notified and will check whether the guest does not face any medical risk. If such is the case, the person in question must stay in isolation for 7 days without their family if he/she is asymptomatic.

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

If the COVID-19 positive person shows worrying clinical symptoms or has demonstrated a significant risk of developing a severe case on medical examination, he/she must be hospitalised in the public or private healthcare facility of his/her choice.

Relatives accompanying a positive guest do not have to self-isolate.

What if I test positive and require hospitalisation?

If a person tests positive during his/her stay, the infected person must self-isolate for at least 7 days in a room in the specific, geographically separated part of the hotel designated for this purpose, without leaving for any reason.

However, hospitalisation will be imperative if required, following the assessment of the person’s medical condition by the Ministry of Health personnel for all SARS-CoV-2 infected patients.

Such a person may be admitted to a treatment centre, public hospital or a private clinic depending on his/her medical condition.

Repatriation is possible but will be determined by the guest’s insurance and airline regulations.

What if someone in my group tests positive?

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

Do I need insurance to travel to Mauritius?

Travellers must take out a mandatory health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment. Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted.

Will children need to do COVID testing?

Children do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius.

Do children need to be vaccinated?

Children under 18 years old are exempted from vaccination. Children over 5 years old must wear masks in the mandatory areas.

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).

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. Our approved DMCs will run separate transfers for both hotel guests and those staying in a quarantined hotel.

Will guests need to wear a mask?

Yes. Guests will need to wear a mask while moving around the hotel. You won’t have to wear one while relaxing around the pool or on the beach, while seated at the restaurant or bar.

Will dining be affected during my holiday?

Buffets and á la carte meals will be available. Physical distancing measures will be put in place and guests must wear a mask if moving around the restaurant.

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

Hotel spas (excluding the hammam and saunas) 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. The use of golf carts is permitted.
Nightclubs are not allowed to operate.

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 during their stay. Local sanitary regulations must be maintained at all times.

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?

All vaccinated travellers staying in other accommodation must have a PCR test on arrival at the airport (day 0). After baggage collection, you may go to your accommodation and wait for your results. The Ministry of Health and Wellness will call you with your result within 6-12 hours. After a negative test result, you can freely explore Mauritius.

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

If your PCR test is positive and you are asymptomatic, you will have to isolate for 7 days within your accommodation. You will be contacted by the authorities. COVID-19 positive cases must self-isolate in a different room from their accompanying persons.

If the COVID-19 positive person shows worrying clinical symptoms or has demonstrated a significant risk of developing a severe case on medical examination, he/she must be hospitalised in the public or private healthcare facility of his/her choice.

What if I test positive and require hospitalisation?

If a person tests positive during his/her stay, the infected person must self-isolate for at least 7 days.

If the COVID-19 positive person shows worrying clinical symptoms or has demonstrated a significant risk of developing a severe case on medical examination, he/she must be hospitalised in the public or private healthcare facility of his/her choice.

For emergencies you can contact 8924.

What if someone in my group tests positive?

If you have Covid-19. you must self-isolate in a different room from your travelling companions.

Travelling companions of a Covid-19 positive guest do not have to self-isolate.

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.