Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius

Location:  Mauritius, Seychelles, and Réunion (France)

Event:  There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mauritius, Seychelles, or Réunion (France), however, the growing number of cases outside of China has resulted in increased screenings and potential 14-day quarantines.  Local authorities may impose additional border restrictions for travelers arriving by air and sea as the global impact of COVID-19 evolves.  The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius, and the U.S. Consular Agency in Victoria, Seychelles, continue to operate normally.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
  • Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away, if you traveled to a known affected area and feel sick or were exposed to someone who traveled to affected areas in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.