Although our borders, and many others, have opened for travel to restart the world’s economies it doesn’t seem like it is ideal for tourism as yet. Major destinations are still closed for tourism due to the high Covid-19 numbers. I know we all want to start travelling to Mauritius again, ourselves included, but we will have to wait a while longer. Ours and Mauritius’ borders are partially open, but Mauritius’ borders are not open to travel from South African as yet. Currently, they are only allowing flights in from Reunion, Paris, Dubai and Mumbai – Mumbai being a new recent addition – as before it was only the first three, so a bit of positive news there.
Some hotels are operating but not all as yet due to low numbers and government restrictions. We have been advised that these are the current rules that are in place.
All prospective passengers (including children and infants) travelling to Mauritius for the month of October 2020 must possess the following documents:
1. A certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered not more than 7 days prior to the date of embarkation.
2. A valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
3. Proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.
Attention is also drawn to the fact that:
4. Any arriving passenger will have to undergo PCR tests on the day of arrival, day 7 and day 14 following the arrival: and
5. If a PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, he shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
Only after these 14 days of quarantine can you start your holiday. You would then, of course, have to have a PCT Negative test 72 hours before returning to South Africa. All of this will be at your own expense.
We know it all seems negative at the moment, but we are positive that things will change for the better soon. We hope and pray that is will be in time for the Festive Season.
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