The government has announced Covid-19 protocols for foreigners vacationing or on a business trip to invest in Mauritius. These measures loom as part of the “new normal” as the country girds to reopen its border in August.
The government requires airline passengers from overseas bound for Mauritius undergo Covid-19 tests three days before their departure. Arvind Bundhun, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), disclosed this requirement along with other safety measures.
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New test lab at airport
Upon arrival at the island’s international airport, local health workers will again test the visitors in a new laboratory there, he added. The passengers shall download an app that shall relay to the test results available in three to six hours.
In addition to these procedures, the MTPA has recommended several safety measures under the “new normal” for the stakeholders of the travel industry. Available online for download, these safety steps include recommendations on disinfection and cleaning as well as social distancing. Also provided are contact-less protocols and options to follow for suspected Covid-19 cases.
A boost from Swiss IT facility
Significantly, an IT company that decided to invest in Mauritius in 2018 can help enforce local health safety guidelines. This Swiss firm, ELCA, has developed a “Health & Go” digital health certificate..
Through this platform, Mauritian airport authorities can quickly verify whether arriving airline passengers are immunized. The system can also check if a passenger has recently undergone any test or other health control measures that authorities have put in place.
ELCA developed this application in connection with its digital transformation system. This platform is based on artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.
New ELCA unit in Cybercity
Notably, ELCA is expanding its Mauritian operations and opened a new office in July at Ebène Cybercity. This company has 120 local employees. App development and maintenance projects for ELCA’s Swiss customers are their work focus.
Besides Switzerland and Mauritius, ELCA has operations in Spain and Vietnam. As an IT and digital transformation consulting conglomerate, this company caters to several major industries. These sectors include health, financial services, transport and logistics, public administration, manufacturing, defense and civil security, energy, sports and events.
Besides Switzerland and Mauritius, ELCA has operations in Spain and Vietnam. As an IT and digital transformation consulting conglomerate, it caters to several major industries. These sectors include health, financial services, transport and logistics, public administration, manufacturing, defense and civil security, energy, sports and events.
Since June, all businesses in Mauritius have resumed operations. Schools and commercial establishments have also reopened under health safety regulations. With the new normal in place, hotels should again be ready for vacationing foreigners or those on a business trip to invest in Mauritius.