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Pre-arrival PCR Test Dropped For Visitors going to Mauritius | Latest news | 2022

March 14, 2022


Mauritius to drop pre-arrival PCR test requirement as from 12 march

Incoming travellers will no longer be required to submit a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior to their arrival in Mauritius.

(March 12, 2022, Port Louis) The Republic of Mauritius has removed the necessity that all incoming travellers present a negative PCR test before entering Mauritius island.

Up until recently, fully vaccinated travellers were required to submit a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius has removed this criterion as of March 12, 2022.

This move will make it simpler for business and leisure foreign visitors to visit this gorgeous tropical island located in the Indian Ocean, and it has been warmly welcomed by the Mauritius travel and tourism industry.

Following the reopening of the island borders to international travel last October, which coincided with the easing of travel restrictions in many of Mauritius’ major markets, demand from business and leisure travellers has rapidly increased.

Visitors are drawn to Mauritius not only for its beaches, mountains, lagoons, and business opportunities but also for its security and stability. As of now, 90 per cent of the adult population in Mauritius has been fully vaccinated, and Mauritius island booster dose campaign is in progressing very well.

Arvind Bundhun, Director of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said:

‘We are delighted that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reviewed the sanitary protocol for visitors to Mauritius. Automatically this renders the experience of travelling to Mauritius far easier and more streamlined. We expect a further boost to tourism numbers as demand for travel to Mauritius is currently ramping up.’

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