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Published on Sunday, June 13, 2021

Mauritius to welcome vaccinated travellers next month

Mauritius will open up to international travellers from 15 July 2021 during a two-phase programme.

From 15 July to 30 September 2021, vaccinated travellers will be admitted for a resort-based holiday on the island and must stay within their chosen resort premises.

They are able to enjoy facilities within the resort, including the swimming pool and beach activities.

If their stay exceeds 14 days they will be permitted to explore Mauritius after testing negative for Covid-19.

A list of pre-approved Covid-19 safe resorts will be available from 20 June 2021 at www.mauritiusnow.com.

All travellers must have proof of a negative PCR test prior to travel and will tested again on arrival.

Further tests will be taken on day 7 and 14 of their resort holiday if applicable.

Phase 2 begins on 1 October 2021, allowing vaccinated travellers entry without restrictions upon presentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

Unvaccinated travellers will have to undergo a14-day in-room quarantine for both Phases 1 and 2.

The island's vaccination drive expects to reach herd immunity by the end of September.

 Frontline tourism industry workers were prioritised during the vaccine rollout.

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