Following the initial relaxation of travel restrictions for Mauritius in October, Mauritius covid tests have now been removed from being a pre-departure requirement for fully vaccinated arrivals. 

Whereas previously, all travellers to Mauritius would have been required to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure test taken within 72 hours before travel, following Saturday the 12th of March, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure test.  

Mauritius Covid tests are still in place for all travellers on arrival, however, the removal of pre-departure tests is great news as it reduces cost and stress for many travellers.  

Unvaccinated travellers or partially vaccinated travellers will need to self-isolate for 7 days alongside the rules that apply fully vaccinated travellers. They will be allowed to leave quarantine without testing on day 8. This includes a test on arrival and proof of health or travel insurance cover for Covid related incidents.  

However, 17-year-olds and children under 17 will not need to be vaccinated as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, as authorities stated.  

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) expressed optimism as they announced this news, claiming the demand for travel to Mauritius has greatly increased since they relaxed restrictions in October. 90% of the adult population in Mauritius is also fully vaccinated, giving residents and travellers confidence.  

MTPA Director, Arvind Bundhun, said, “We are delighted that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reviewed the sanitary protocol for visitors to Mauritius. 

“Automatically this renders experience of travelling to Mauritius far easier and more streamlined. We expect a further boost to tourism numbers as demand for travel to Mauritius is currently ramping up.” 

This was all confirmed by the FCDO on the Foreign Travel Advice page on Saturday the 12th. The restrictions read, “From 12 March 2022, travellers do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius. 

“Health or travel insurance covering Covid-19 related expenses is mandatory. You will be asked to present proof of your health or travel insurance before boarding and on arrival. Covid-19 testing will be required on arrival. 

“If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Mauritius without needing to quarantine. You will be required to take a Covid-19 test on arrival. 

“at least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine. If you have received a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Jassen vaccine, at least 28 days must have passed before travel. The vaccine must be approved by Mauritian authorities.” 

This is great news for such a beloved destination as the warmer months approach. We greatly look forward to the progress made in travel restrictions as the Easter break comes and can’t wait to see the fantastic holidays that our confident consumers take in 2022. 

So, if you’re looking forward to your next great holiday, don’t wait, book now with a travel business registered with PTS for 100% financial protection through trust. Or, if you’d like assistance choosing one of the lovely PTS members to book with, you can contact PTS directly at 0207 190 9988.    

And if you’d like to learn more about your financial protection with PTS or how the Package Travel Regulations protect your holiday booking, check out our pages and Travel Advice. 

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