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Mauritius remains open to tourism despite COVID spike

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Over 80,000 holidaymakers have landed in Mauritius since the reopening of borders to fully-vaccinated visitors on October 1.

Bookings through to year end are reportedly looking “extremely promising,” a statement from local authorities said, with a targeted average growth of 25% in arrivals. 

The Mauritian health authorities are continuing to implement a wide-ranging COVID-19 response, and are presently prioritising the rollout of booster doses for those who are already double vaccinated. 

The vaccination of 15-to-18-year-olds is also underway. 

The country has seen a recent increase in infection rates, which authorities said is “unfortunately part of the new normal in most countries” where restrictions are removed. 

In order to contain the spread, the government recently took the measure to temporarily close schools, and introduced some further sanitary measures, mainly to limit large gatherings.  

Tourism minister Steven Obeegadoo added: “In Mauritius, we continue to prioritise the health of our population, and our staggered reopening was part of this carefully planned policy.

“Since the reopening of our borders on 1 October, we have safely welcomed over 80,000 travellers to date, and look forward to welcoming many more to our home.

“To that effect, next week Mauritius will be hosting a familiarisation trip, with tour operators from France, the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, India, Reunion, South Africa and Kenya.

Original article at TTG

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