Mauritius further eases Covid restrictions as tourism demand increases
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Republic of Mauritius has announced a further easing of Covid restrictions in response to its successful vaccination campaign and resulting low infection rate. From Friday, July 1, the mask requirement will be relaxed. However, it will be mandatory to wear face masks in public spaces such as hospitals, ports, airports and public transport. Additionally, on-arrival testing for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers has been waived.
Mauritius reopened its borders on October 1, 2021, and over 500,000 tourists have subsequently flocked to the paradise island. The country’s double vaccination rate now stands at over 90% and around two-thirds of over-18s have also received their booster shots.
Mauritius is experiencing huge demand from discerning international travelers who choose the sunny Indian Ocean gem for its stunning scenery, safety and security.
Responding to the latest relaxation of Covid measures, Arvind Bundhun, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said: We are extremely happy to note that we have reached the milestone of over half a million visitors since 01 October. I am convinced that our article – the pandemic recovery is well underway, and with the easing of sanitary measures bookings for the second half of 2022 will be stimulated.