COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  04/15/21

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 1,201 cases of COVID-19. The government of Mauritius has announced a nation-wide period of confinement in response to COVID-19. Effective March 31, 2021, the government of Mauritius has announced an extension to the nation-wide confinement until April 30, 2021. Supermarkets, shops, shopping centers, and bakeries will reopen subject to strict sanitary measures, including limited access through an alphabetical order system. All schools, public places including beaches, and restaurants are closed until April 30, 2021. International flight arrivals have been suspended; however there are limited commercial departures to some destinations. Health regulations remain in place including temperature screenings, social distancing and mandatory face coverings. The government of Mauritius has announced contact tracing (French) in response to suspected community transmission of COVID-19.

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 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.
  • Test results are sent electronically, or patient can obtain a physical copy at Wellkin Hospital.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Mauritius approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Healthcare workers are the first groups to receive the vaccine. Vaccination will continue with workers in essential services such as airport and port and later be rolled out for other groups in the population.
  • 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
  • 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? No
  • International flight arrivals have been suspended until further notice; however there are limited commercial flight departures.
  • 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? Yes
  • The period of confinement has been extended until April 30, 2021.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • All arrivals must undergo a 14-day quarantine at an establishmentapproved by the authorities. Individuals who have had possible exposure to COVID-19 are placed into quarantine for at least 14 days.
  • All international flight arrivals have been suspended until further notice.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • There are limited commercial flight departures for passengers traveling out of Mauritius.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Buses will 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:

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

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