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Mauritius has opened its borders to international travellers from today.

Phase 1 of reopening of its borders,which runs from today until September 30, allows vaccinated guests to stay in one of 14 chosen “resort bubbles”.

Holidaymakers will be able to use the facilities at their chosen hotel including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay, they will then be able to leave the hotel and travel around the island freely. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home.

Phase 2 of the reopening of the borders, which takes place on October 1, will allow vaccinated travellers to enter Mauritius without restrictions upon presentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

Steven Obeegadoo, Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius and Minister of Tourism, said:

Mauritius is delighted to be welcoming international visitors into our safe and secure environment on the island. We are in a unique position to be able to allow international visitors, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, to our resort bubbles and quarantine hotels before allowing guests to experience the island’s attractions.

The safety and security of Mauritian citizens, residents, and those visiting the island is paramount and we are grateful to those who have cooperated throughout the pandemic to make this possible. The acceleration of our vaccination programme has enabled us to partially reopen our borders and we look forward to fully opening our borders in October.

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