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South Africa Travel Ban Lifted

As of 7 Jan 2022, the Covid-19 travel ban imposed by the Republic of Mauritius on South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will be lifted.

International Border Status

There are currently no commercial passenger flights from South Africa to Mauritius. Until 31 January 2022, any person who has been in the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia in the 14 days before their date of arrival in Mauritius will not be allowed entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius.

Mauritius implements further arrival restrictions from SA

Inbound flights from South Africa cancelled from 28 Nov 2021. Additional arrival PCR tests and mandatory 7-day in room hotel quarantine. Applies to arrivals from SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini.

Republic of Mauritius suspends commercial flights

Following the emergence of the B.1.1.529 Covid variant and following the decisions announced by many Governments worldwide, Mauritius will suspend all flights from the listed countries with effect from Monday 29 Nov till Friday 31 Dec 2021

Visiting Mauritius safely and securely

Mauritius' international borders reopened in full on 1st October 2021. In the 50 days following, we welcomed over 100,000 tourists, which gave our tourism industry the kickstart it needed.

Mauritius tourism updates

Since the reopening of Mauritius' borders to fully vaccinated visitors on 1 Oct, we have successfully and safely welcomed over 80,000 holidaymakers to our shores, thanks to a systematic travel, arrival, and follow-up protocol.

Mauritius named in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel list

Lonely Planet, one of the world's most renowned travel guide producers, has unveiled its annual top 10 countries to visit in 2022 with Mauritius named in its top three.

Mauritius wins at the World Travel Awards

Mauritius has been honoured with the titles of the Indian Ocean's Leading Adventure Destination, and the Indian Ocean's Leading Wedding Destination, at the World Travel Awards 2021.

Air Mauritius' global capacity increases

Air Mauritius is seeing a surge in bookings for the paradise island following the reopening of the country's borders. In this context, increased flights to and from the most popular markets are planned.

A streamlined solution for new arrivals

The Republic of Mauritius has launched a new streamlined digital solution to help visitors to the country navigate their travel document requirements with ease.

Travelling to Mauritius - Protocols

We've introduced protocols so vaccinated guests can visit Mauritius and fully explore our island, without the need to quarantine. These protocols ensure maximum health protection for Mauritius, its inhabitants and travellers.

Mauritius welcomes first wave of tourists

Mauritius officially reopened its borders on 1 October, as it lifted restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers. Visitors will be able to freely explore the paradise island's beaches, mountains and lagoons from the moment they land.

Air Mauritius secures its financial future

Air Mauritius is back on a firm financial footing thanks to a Rs12 billion (US$280 million) loan from the Government of the Republic of Mauritius. Tour operators and business and leisure travellers are able to book with confidence once again.

Mauritius Launches #TakeMeToMauritiusNow

The Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius is offering a luxury trip for two to the paradise island in an exciting new global social media flash campaign to mark the reopening of its borders to international travellers from 01 October.

Mauritius lifts travel ban for South Africa

The travel ban between South Africa and Mauritius has been lifted today (10 September). South Africans can now travel to Mauritius on authorised commercial flights without first having to spend fifteen (15) days outside the country.