COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   10/17/22

*** Effective June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Mauritius has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. The government of Mauritius has announced the end of sanitary restrictions in the country as from July 1st.  There will be no limit for the number of people at public and private events and social gatherings. Citizens will also no longer be required to wear face masks – except in hospitals, clinics and other health centers, pharmacies, public transport, the port, the airport, dental cabinets, institutions for disabled citizens and homes for senior citizens. Nightclubs will be able to open again, and other businesses like bars and movie theatres will be able to operate at normal capacity again. Event, such as concerts, will also be able to take place again.

As from 01 July 2022, regardless of vaccination status, travelers do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius.  Travelers do not need to test on arrival or self-isolate.  For details, please click here.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Mauritius? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • Antigen test results are available within 24 hours. PCR test results may take up to 36 hours.
  • COVID-19 tests are available at the C-Lab laboratory at Wellkin Hospital, C-Care Clinic, Darne Clinic, and Novolab. Results are available within 36 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, Moderna. For details about vaccination, please click here.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. 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
    • For details about entry, please click here
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • 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? No

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.
  • Routine visa services are available by appointment only.

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