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Mauritius gears up to open island to fully vaccinated international travellers from October 1

NITN | @notintownlive | 14 Aug 2021, 07:03 am

Mauritius gears up to open island to fully vaccinated international travellers from October 1 Beach Holiday

Port Louis (Mauritius)/NITN: Mauritius, famous as a luxury holiday destination, is set to open the island to fully vaccinated international travellers from October 1 this year, according to a release from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA). 

Starting October 1, visitors have to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure to be allowed entry to the island.

Visitors who present a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours before their departure will be able to explore the island freely from the moment they arrive, the MTPA release said.

In mid-July this year, the island nation had partially opened its doors to international guests, subject to certain regulations.

The regulations stipulated that upto September 30 this year, vaccinated travellers can opt for a hotel holiday in one of the government certified COVID-19 safe hotels, relax on the beach and use the hotel’s facilities.

Vaccinated guests will need a mandatory PCR test at the airport on the day of arrival.

Depending on the length of their stay, they will also need a PCR test on day 7 and 14 of the stay.

After a negative PCR test on day 14, travellers are free to go and explore the island.

Upto September 30 this year, unvaccinated travellers have to book a quarantine stay in an official quarantine hotel, which includes meals and transfers.

They will have to stay in the hotel room for 14 days and meals will be delivered to the room.

They will have a PCR test on the day of arrival, day 7 and day 14.

After a negative PCR test on day 14, unvaccinated travellers can freely explore the island and move to new accommodation.

At this time of year, visitors will find the perfect climate for enjoying the various outdoor activities Mauritius has to offer, such as hiking, kite surfing, water sports, as well as of course relaxing on the country’s world-renowned beaches.

Details of resort bubble hotel, entry requirements and safety protocols are available here (www.mauritiusnow.com).

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