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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  10/21/21

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.

Country-Specific Information:

The Mauritius Ministry of Health has confirmed 16,805 cases of COVID-19.   The government of Mauritius has announced the ease of local restrictions since October 1st.  The majority of non-essential services and businesses are open.  A maximum number of 100 people are allowed at cultural, social and religious events/gatherings, weddings, funerals and places of worship.  Citizens are able to enjoy the beaches, picnics with no more than 30 people per groups are allowed.  Access to gyms are allowed for vaccinated people only.  Movie theatres are open but at 50% capacity.  Unrestricted access to bars and casinos for vaccinated staff members and adults only. 

Fully vaccinated international travelers can now enter the island without restrictions. Visitors who present a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours before their departure can explore the island freely from the moment they arrive.  It is mandatory to arrange COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted).  COVID-19 testing are required upon arrival day 0 and day 5.  For details, please click here.

Non-vaccinated travelers must show a negative PCR test result 72 hours from the last point of embarkation and COVID-19 insurance health cover.  They must stay in quarantine hotels and are not allowed to leave their room for 14 days. They will have a PCR test on arrival day 0, day 7 and day 14.  For more details, please click here.

Health regulations remain in place including temperature screenings, social distancing and mandatory face coverings.

COVID-19 Testing

  • 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
  • Which vaccines are available in Mauritius? Covaxin, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson Sputnik, BioNtech Pfizer 
  • 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.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, if they are not vaccinated.

  Fully vaccinated international travelers are allowed to enter the island without quarantine provided they present a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours before their departure and COVID-19 insurance health cover.

  Non-vaccinated travelers will need to show a negative PCR test result 72 hours from the last point of embarkation and COVID-19 insurance health cover.  They will stay in quarantine hotels and will not be allowed to leave their room for 14 days.

     

All travelers are required to provide the following documents before boarding:

  • A certificate of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to boarding at their last point of embarkation.
  • Proof of vaccination (for vaccinated travelers)
  • a valid air ticket to Mauritius 
  • COVID-19 insurance health cover
  • Proof of purchase of a stay package in one of the certified COVID-19 safe resorts (for non-vaccinated travelers).  For details, please click here

Transportation Options:

  • 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.

Consular Operations:

  • American Citizen Services are available by appointment only.
  • Embassy Port Louis has resumed limited non-immigrant visa services. 

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