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An island without tourists, or visitors of any sort, feels isolated from the world. We at 2Futures can’t wait to welcome you back to Mauritius, our paradise island, under phase 2 of the government’s Covid-19 plan. Mauritius borders open, albeit with restrictions, today on 1 October 2020.
Those keen on investing in property in Mauritius, or buying a home that qualifies them for permanent residency, should contact our sales team to set up an appointment for an island property tour.
Phase 3 kicks off in early November, when borders are expected to be fully open.
Mauritius has been Covid-free since May 2020. Our borders closed on 20 March 2020, save for repatriation flights for Mauritian citizens.
International commercial flights will be authorized to land passengers in Mauritius from 1 October 2020 and prospective visitors and tourists will be able to book tickets for those flights listed.
Air Mauritius and Emirates are currently offering flights to Mauritius from Reunion Island, Paris and Dubai. Visit booking.mymauritius.travel to book flights and hotels.
Anyone visiting Mauritius from the above-mentioned groups must still go into quarantine for 14 days at one of the preferred two- to five-star hotels listed on the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MPTA) website. They will not be allowed to leave their hotel room during that period, and the accommodation cost is for their own expense. This is estimated to be between MUR40,000 and MUR50,000 per person (USD1,000 to USD1,250).
Medical staff trained under the Ministry of Health will be on site at the hotels. Sanitary measures remain in place for the benefit of staff and guests alike. If anyone suffers from any other medical complication, they can choose to be quarantined at cliniquedunord.mu or wellkinhospital.com.
Passengers must test negative for Covid five days prior to their flight to the island to be allowed to board their flight. On arrival in Mauritius, passengers will undergo another polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at the airport laboratories. They will have to wait one to two hours for the result. If it is negative, they may proceed to their quarantine hotel. Further PCR tests should occur on the 7th and 14th day of their arrival. Guests may leave the hotel on the 15th day, if the last PCR test is negative.
Passengers who test positive will be moved to the new specialized Ear, Nose & Throat hospital in Vacoas for treatment.