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Last updated: 07/29/21
Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
The Mauritius Ministry of Health has confirmed 4,022 cases of COVID-19. The government of Mauritius has announced the ease of restrictions in Mauritius starting July 1st. Public and private gatherings will be allowed again in the country but with a maximum of 50 people only. Citizens will also be able to enjoy the beaches again; however, no picnics or camping will be allowed. The majority of non-essential services and businesses are open. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are allowed to re-open with capacity restrictions. Gyms and religious places will open their doors again, but only a maximum of 50 people will be allowed in at a time. Movie theatres, bars, clubs and casinos remain closed.
Mauritian borders re-opened for a first phase on July 15 to September 30. All travelers are required to provide a certificate of negative COVID-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days prior to boarding at their last point of embarkation; a valid air ticket to Mauritius and proof of purchase of a stay package in one of the government-approved COVID-19 safe resorts. Vaccinated travelers will also need to take three PCR tests- on arrival, after seven days and after 14 days. Non-vaccinated travelers, will need to show a negative PCR test result and take three additional PCR tests after arrival. They will stay in quarantine hotels and will not be allowed to leave their room for 14 days. For more details, please click here.
Health regulations remain in place including temperature screenings, social distancing and mandatory face coverings.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Mauritius? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- COVID-19 tests are available at the C-Lab laboratory at Wellkin Hospital, C-Care Clinic, Darne Clinic, and Novolab. Results are available within 48 hours. Cost of Rs.2500 (approximately $60 USD) must be paid in full by the patient.
- Test results are sent electronically, or patient can obtain a physical copy at the clinic or hospital.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Mauritius approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Mauritius for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
Vaccine supply may be limited and restricted by age, work access permit status, and other factors as determined by the Mauritian authorities.
- Which vaccines are available in Mauritius? Covaxin and Sinopharm
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Residents and/or tourists seeking extension of status must contact the Mauritian Passport and Immigration Office.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
Some areas have been declared red zones to limit the propagation of the virus, protect the health of the inhabitants and limit their movements
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
All travelers are required to provide the following documents before boarding:
- A certificate of negative COVID-19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to boarding at their last point of embarkation.
- a valid air ticket to Mauritius and
- proof of purchase of a stay package in one of the certified COVID-19 safe resorts. For details, please click here
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
Buses operate along all major routes. Passengers should wear their face masks.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Non-compliance of mask regulations may result in a fine of MRs. 500,000.
- American Citizen Services are available by appointment only.
- Embassy Port Louis has resumed limited non-immigrant visa services.
- Republic of Mauritius – Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Mauritius
- Republic of Mauritius – Ministry of Health and Wellness