Mauritius travel ban lifted for South Africa and several other countries
The Republic of Mauritius' Covid-19 travel ban has been lifted on the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia will be lifted on Friday, January 7, 2022, allowing commercial passenger flights from these countries to resume.
Travelers are encouraged to contact airlines and tour operators to ensure flight availability and the appropriate Covid-19 guidelines to follow. Covid-19 entry criteria and safety precautions are detailed on the website www.mauritiusnow.com.
“We are very pleased that South Africans can once again travel to Mauritius. The Covid-19 has placed significant pressure on all nations to do the right thing and we thank South Africans and the South African travel industry for their patience in this regard,” says Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).
The Mauritian public health officials are continuing to perform a comprehensive COVID-19 response, with booster doses for people who have already been 2 times vaccinated taking precedence. The immunization of teenagers aged 15 to 18 is also well launched.
The national health authorities are confident in their abilities to deal with the current spike in infection rates and will continue to follow world-leading scientific recommendations in this aspect.
“Sanitary protocols throughout the Mauritius hospitality industry remain at the very highest standards, ensuring that the local community and international guests are afforded maximum protection from the virus. Visitors can book holidays to Mauritius with a high degree of confidence that their trips will be enjoyable, safe, and secure,” says Arvind.