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Published on Thursday, July 8, 2021

Mauritius welcomes UK amber list update






Mauritius has applauded confirmation that the UK government will relax quarantine rules for travellers returning from amber list countries, which currently includes Mauritius.


The decision announced by the UK government means travel between the two countries will become a lot easier for those returning to the UK if they are fully vaccinated.


Under the new guidelines, those entering the UK from Mauritius would no longer have to isolate for up to 10 days, making Mauritius a viable holiday destination once again.


The UK's decision to relax quarantine rules comes as the Indian Ocean island nation prepares to open its borders to vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers from 15 July 2021.


Mauritius is allowing international visitors into the country under Phase 1 of its reopening which will run until 30 September.


It allows vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors and those fully vaccinated stay at designated  'resort bubbles.'


Vaccinated holidaymakers can enjoy facilities within their chosen resort such as the pool and beachfront.


If guests stay for 14 days or more they are able to explore outside their resort pending a negative Covid test.


"We welcome the UK government's decision to relax quarantine restrictions. Mauritius has seen extremely low levels of Covid cases throughout the crisis and all visitors can be confident of staying in a Covid-safe and secure country," said Nilen Vencadasmy, Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.


"We have taken this positive approach to allow the tourism industry to flourish once again on the island, and the lifting of mandatory quarantine on return to the UK will no doubt encourage UK citizens to start booking holidays."


 

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