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Mauritius will allow international travellers without COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to undertaking a mandatory 14-day in hotel room quarantine, from 15 July 2021. 

Travellers from Réunion will also able to enter the island, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has announced. 

“Mauritius is opening in phases during 2021 with the first phase (from 15 July to 30 September 2021) now being extended to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors,” it said.

Visitors who have not been fully vaccinated are required to book a 14-night in-room quarantine stay in one of Mauritius’ quarantine hotels before departure. Visitors will stay in their room during this time and meals will be delivered to them. 

The MTPA said quarantine hotel stay is only available for non-vaccinated international visitors and returning Mauritian nationals and can book through a tour operator, travel agent or directly with the hotel. A full list of approved quarantine hotels and entry requirements are available at www.mauritiusnow.com 

Different arrival protocols apply for fully vaccinated travellers with a 14-day “resort bubble” holiday on the island. 

Fully vaccinated visitors will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen hotel including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will then be able to leave the hotel and travel around the island freely for the rest of their stay.

However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home. Non or partially vaccinated visitors are unable to use a “resort bubble” package. The approved Covid-19 safe “resort bubbles” as well as entry requirements for are available on: www.mauritiusnow.com

All travellers must undergo a PCR test between 5 and 7 days before departure and a negative result is required to travel to the island. Travellers will also undergo a PCR test on arrival at the airport in Mauritius, on day 7 and 14 of their resort bubble or quarantine hotel, as applicable. 

The announcement follows the acceleration of the vaccination campaign and the progress made towards herd immunity expected by the end of September. 

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