The island of Mauritius off the southeast coast of Africa has announced its gradual reopening following months of closed borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The destination, which is known for its tropical island wellness breaks and luxury resorts, as well as for its beautiful landscapes, nature and wildlife, is reopening to international travellers in stages, the first of which will start on July 15th.
1. Phase 1
Mauritius announced it will be opening in phases during 2021, with the first phase being from July 15th to September 30th. This stage will allow vaccinated travellers to visit a resort on the island, where holidaymakers will only be able to enjoy facilities within their resort premises, including the swimming pool and beach. Only guests who stay more than 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort will then be able to explore the rest of the island.
2. Phase 2
The second phase of the destination’s reopening will begin in October. Vaccinated travellers will then be allowed entry to Mauritius without restrictions as long as they present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. Holiday makers will be allowed to explore the island as they wish and can choose to stay either in resorts or elsewhere.