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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Mauritius

Travel restrictions


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This article was published on May 12, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Mauritius?

You can enter Mauritius provided you follow the COVID-19 requirements presented below. 

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Can I enter Mauritius if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Mauritius if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received the entire course of your vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Mauritius.

As of April 2022, several vaccine drugs are approved in Mauritius:

  • AstraZeneca: Covishield
  • AstraZeneca: Vaxzevria
  • Covaxin
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
  • Sinopharm
  • Sputnik V
  • Sinovac- CoronaVac
  • Novavax: Nuvaxovid / Covovax

Travel documents if I am fully vaccinated 

  • A mandatory health insurance
  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status

Can I enter Mauritius if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Mauritius if you are unvaccinated. You do not even have to present a pre-arrival test. However, you are subjected to special self-isolation requirements on arrival (you can find them below).

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • A mandatory health insurance

Can I leave Mauritius?

Both vaccinated, and unvaccinated travelers can leave Mauritius. Still, COVID-19 restrictions are in place in most countries. Please, check the necessity of entry declarations and negative COVID-19 test results for fully vaccinated travelers in your destination country.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country) or
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Mauritius currently

As of April 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Mauritius is safe. In addition, more than 70% of the total population have received two doses of vaccine and more than 47% — a booster dose.

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Is it safe to travel to Mauritius right now?

International travel to Mauritius is safe. You must follow basic COVID-19 rules, like wearing masks and keeping social distance.

Is Port Louis open for travel now?

The capital of Mauritius is open for tourists now. Please note that there are the same countywide COVID-19 restrictions in place.  

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Mauritius?

Fully vaccinated foreign travelers do not have to self-isolate upon arrival in Mauritius. However, they have to undergo an antigen test upon arrival. Only then are they allowed to get around the island.

Unvaccinated travelers are obliged to undergo a seven-day mandatory self-isolation. The main requirements are:

  • Undergo a rapid antigen test on arrival (day zero)
  • Self-isolate for seven days
  • Take the test on day seven
  • If your test result is negative, you can end your self-isolation on day eight

An important note concerning those who have recovered from COVID-19: you can be exempt from self-isolation given one of the following conditions and present appropriate documents:

  • You have recovered from COVID-19 and had one dose of vaccination before contamination
  • You have recovered from COVID-10 and had a post-infection vaccination 14 days before travel with two doses-vaccine (one can only travel from day 15) or with Johnson & Johnson vaccine 28 days before the trip (one can only travel on day 29)

How do I get a health pass to travel to Mauritius?

All digital cards issued by the country of departure will be valid in Mauritius.

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