Mauritius lifts travel ban to South Africa


Mauritius has announced the lifting of the travel ban for South African travelers. The ban has also been lifted for Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, with commercial passenger flights from these countries to Mauritius resuming from Friday January 7. 2022.

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Travelers are urged to contact airlines and tour operators to confirm flight availability, as well as necessary Covid-19 protocols to be followed.

“We are very happy that South Africans are able to visit Mauritius again. The Covid-19 has put tremendous pressure on all nations to do the right thing and we thank the South Africans and the South African travel industry for their patience in this regard, “said Arvind Bundhun, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

Mauritius health authorities continue to implement a large-scale Covid-19 response and are currently prioritizing the deployment of booster doses for those who are already doubly vaccinated. The vaccination of 15 to 18 year olds is also well advanced.

“Sanitary protocols throughout the Mauritius hospitality industry remain to the highest standards, ensuring that the local community and international guests enjoy maximum protection against the virus. Visitors can book a vacation in Mauritius with a high degree of confidence that their travels will be enjoyable, safe and secure, ”says Bundhun.

Full details of Covid-19 entry requirements and safety protocols can be viewed online.


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