COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  01/13/21

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Mauritius Ministry of Health has confirmed 545 cases of COVID-19. Effective June 15, 2020, an additional easing of confinement measures was implemented. Certain health regulations remain in place including temperature screenings and mandatory face coverings. All non-essential services and businesses are permitted to open, subject to provisions outlined by the authorities.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 
    • Starting Thursday, October 1, 2020, access to Mauritius for all long-stay arrivals may be approved with a traveler-financed mandatory 14-day quarantine at an establishment recognized by the authorities, which includes multiple COVID-19 PCR tests. As of December 22, 2020, individuals with physical presence in the UK and South Africa within 15 days may be prevented from entering Mauritius.
  • 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
    • All arrivals must undergo a 14-day quarantine at an establishment approved by the authorities. Individuals who have had possible exposure to COVID-19 are placed into quarantine for at least 14 days.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • COVID-19 tests are available at the C-Lab laboratory at Wellkin Hospital on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 09:00 to 12:00. Patients must dial 605-1000 to book an appointment. Results are available within 48 hours. Cost of Rs. 2500 (approximately $60 USD) must be paid in full by the patient. Visit Wellkin Hospital’s COVID-19 announcement (French) for additional information.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in public transportation

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Mask mandates remain in effect, however, fines and/or arrests are not actively applied.

Consular Operations:

  • Routine American Citizen Services are available by appointment.
  • Routine visa services are available by appointment.

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