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The magnificent tropical destination of Mauritius will be reopen its borders on July 15 to international travelers.
The island has confirmed that it will reopen in steps July 15 to vaccinated travelers, offering vacationers the opportunity to plan honeymoons and vacations. Although the island passes its first stage of reopening on July 15, the island expects to have achieved collective immunity and zero restrictions by September 30.
All visitors will need proof of vaccination before entering the country. However, for the first 14 days, people will still need to self-quarantine for 14 days at COVID-19 safe resorts. The country goes listing a selection of COVID-19 safe complexes on June 20.
Tourists will have a selection of hotels and, once in quarantine, they will be able to use the beaches, water sports, golf courses, swimming pools and much more. Travelers will not be allowed to leave their hotel room until they have received proof of a negative result upon arrival, which often takes around 6 to 12 hours.
However, travelers will also need to undergo a full PCR test between five to seven days before their arrival in the country. In addition, the government will need a negative PCR on the seventh day and on the fourteenth day of their quarantine.
Mauritius will accept all vaccinations authorized by the World Health Organization, and these include:
- Johnson & johnson
In addition, all travelers who have not received a vaccine cannot enter the country. But, if you are bringing children under the age of 18, they do not need to have been vaccinated. Instead, they must undergo PCR testing.
If you are looking to explore the island freely, you are fully able to explore the island after 14 days. There is also no minimum stay on the island as the country seeks to bring back visitors and boost its economy. If you are a digital nomad, you can choose to stay in Mauritius for months.
The only requirement is to have travel insurance that covers health issues related to COVID-19 for the duration of your stay.
Phase 2 Ropening
Phase 1 is between July 15 and September 30, but the country will start phase 2 from October 1. The reopening of phase 2 will allow travelers to enter the country with no restrictions and complete freedom.
Additionally, travelers will not need to spend 14 days at a resort, and they will be allowed to explore as soon as they pass through immigration.
However, after October 1, visitors will need a PCR test 72 hours before landing in Mauritius. In addition, Mauritius will open for unvaccinated travelers, but unfortunately they will still have to quarantine themselves in a hotel for 14 days and they will not be able to use hotel facilities for their 14 days.
The current situation of COVID-19
Mauritius has received praise from many countries for its successful handling of the pandemic. Despite being one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, it managed to contain the spread of the virus in early 2020.
The country was also one of the first countries in the world to open up to long-term travelers and offer free vaccines for long-term residents. The country has only recorded a total of 18 deaths in the past 16 months, including a total of 1,556 cases. This makes the country the 193rd country most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it one of the best success stories.
Although the country will not drop all restrictions in July, you can still enjoy luxury resorts for 14 days. Once you have completed the 14 days, you can stay on the island for as long as you want.
Mauritius is very popular for honeymoons and tropical vacations, so travelers can start booking dates after October 1 without a quarantine on arrival. However, if travelers don’t mind spending a few weeks at a beautiful resort, you can visit it from July 15.
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