Mauritius drops negative PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated visitors

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Incoming visitors will no longer have to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in Mauritius.

The Republic of Mauritius has dropped the requirement for all incoming visitors to present a negative PCR test before being allowed into Mauritius. Previously, fully vaccinated passengers had to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius has dropped this requirement as of March 12, 2022. This move will make it much easier for business and leisure travelers to visit the Indian Ocean Island now. 

Arvind Bundhun, Director of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said, ‘We are delighted that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reviewed the sanitary protocol for visitors to Mauritius. Automatically this renders the experience of traveling to Mauritius far easier and more streamlined. We expect a further boost to tourism numbers as demand for travel to Mauritius is currently ramping up.”

Demand from tourists and business travelers has soared following the reopening of its borders to international travel last October, which coincided with the loosening of travel restrictions in many of Mauritius’ key markets. Around 90 percent of Mauritius’ adult population is fully vaccinated and the booster dose is also picking up momentum in the island nation. Mauritius is a sought-after island destination for global tourists for its panoramic beaches, mountains, and lagoons.