Mauritius on Track to Achieve Herd Immunity and Upcoming Travel Restrictions

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Mauritian authorities expressed confidence that the national vaccination campaign is on track and that the country will achieve herd immunity within the prescribed delay. This has been set as a precondition for the restart of tourism.

The vaccination campaign started on 26 January. Up to now 117,323 persons have received a first jab representing 17% of the targeted population. A threshold of 700,000 persons vaccinated has been set for the country to achieve herd immunity. Vaccination is free of charge for all Mauritians and visitors who are holders of the long-term Premium Visa.

Government spokesperson, Dr Zouberr Joomaye, stated at a press conference yesterday, 23 March 2021, that Mauritius has secured an adequate supply of vaccines for the authorities to maintain the pace of vaccination.

The phased easing of travel restrictions is expected as from the end of June 2021.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year, Mauritius has always upheld the sanitary safety of Mauritian nationals and that of visitors as a topmost priority.


– Up to 26 March 2021

No passengers will be allowed entry into Mauritius.

Departing passengers will be allowed to board the authorised flights, should there be any departing flights.

– From 27 March 2021 to 31 May 2021

While travel restrictions have been extended to 31st May, exceptional flights may still be programmed as is the case since last year (subject to prevailing sanitary situation).

All prospective passengers (including children and infants) travelling to Mauritius must possess the following documents:

  • a certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
  • a valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
  • 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.

Visit the island of Mauritius – official Mauritius tourism website (


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