COVID-19 Information

March 27, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Mauritius Ministry of Health has confirmed 81 cases of COVID-19.
  • On March 20, 2020 a period of confinement for two weeks was announced effective immediately. Only essential services such as police, medical services, and fire and rescue services will be operating.
  • As of March 23, 2020 a health curfew is in force from 20:00 to 08:00 local time until further notice. No-one is permitted to be in the streets during those hours except for emergency purposes.
  • As of March 24, 2020, a complete shutdown is in effect until March 31, 2020. All supermarkets, corner shops, and bakeries will remain closed during this time.  Medical service providers (clinics and hospitals) remain operational. Pharmacies and banks are operating with reduced hours and additional regulations.
  • The Ministry of Commerce and the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry have established a website for the ordering and distribution of essential goods.
  • Travelers should check carrier schedules for the latest updates and work directly with the carrier or travel agent to arrange or reschedule travel immediately. Departing flights are severely limited and may cease without warning.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Starting Thursday, March 19, 2020, access to Mauritius for all passengers will be denied for the following 15 days. Departing flights are severely limited and may cease without warning.

Quarantine Information:

  • Individuals who have had possible exposure to COVID-19 are placed into quarantine for approximately 14 days.
  • There are at least 25 quarantine centers, including resort hotels, over the island. 

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