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Mauritius

Travel to Mauritius during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Amber

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

YES

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

YES

Test during stay:

YES

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

YES

Test on return:

YES

Quarantine on return:

YES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Proof of vaccination:

If you have been fully vaccinated then you may be able to follow different entry requirements to enter this country.  Please read the 'Test time' section under Entry Requirements below, for the full details.

Test pre-travel: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You are able to travel to Mauritius if you have completed both doses of your COVID-19 vaccination and can provide proof of this. You will need to ensure that at least 3 weeks (21 days) have passed since your final dose, to be classed as fully vaccinated. 

Children under the age of 18 are exempt from vaccination status at this time, however will still need to complete the PCR test as below.

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

You must take a COVID-19 PCR test between 7 days (168 hours) and 5 days (96 hours) before you travel and the result must be negative.  You must ensure that you can display this to board the aircraft and once you arrive into Mauritius.

Travellers aged 18 and over who are not fully vaccinated are currently unable to travel to Mauritius.

On arrival:

You will be required to take a further PCR test on arrival into Mauritius which will be completed at the airport.  You will then transfer to your accommodation where you must remain in your room until your results are sent to you.  This normally takes between 6 and 12 hours.  All meals will be bought to you during this time.

Once you have tested negative, you will be free to use your hotel facilities and the beach, but you will be unable to explore the island and must stay within the perimeter of the hotel.  If you are staying longer than 7 days you will be required to take a further PCR test on day 7, and if you are staying longer than 14 days, a further 2 PCR tests on days 7 and 14.

You will also be temperature checked at the airport for signs of COVID-19.

Please see below the approximate cost of each testing package

Stays 0-6 days = Approx £45 per person

Stays 7-13 days = Approx £80 per person

Stays 14 or more days = Approx £115 per person

These costs will be paid locally once you arrive into Mauritius, at your hotel.

Form pre-travel: Traveller Health Declaration must be completed 24 hours prior to arrival.
Traveller Health Declaration: https://aml.mru.aero/index.php/press/339-covid-19-passenger-health-self-declaration-locator-forms-now-online
RETURN REQUIREMENTS
Test pre-return travel:

On your return a negative test must be taken in the 3 days (72 hours) before you depart to the UK. You will be required to show your test results before you board the return flight home.

The test must meet the performance standards of above 97% specificity and above 80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies\ml. The test can be a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device as long as they meet the performance standards

Your test result can be provided as:

  • a printed document
  • an email or text message you can show on your phone - make sure your device is charged

Children under the age of 11 are exempt from this testing prior to returning back to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

You may be able to use your test taken on days 7 or days 14 to return back to the UK as long as this is taken inside the given time-frame of 3 days before you return to the UK.  Please speak with your hotel reception to receive written results if this is the case.  Should these tests not be done in the correct time frame, you can request an additional test to be taken at a cost.

Test on return:

You will be required to take a test on your return back to the United Kingdom.  The details of which will vary as below, depending on the classification of the country you are arriving from. 

Children, under the age of 4 will be exempt from any testing on return to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Children under the age of 5 will be exempt from testing on return to Scotland.

Green list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the green list then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.  You must ensure that this test is booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  This need to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

Should you be arriving into Northern Ireland from either Portugal, Israel or Singapore you will also be asked to take an additional free PCR test on Day 8.

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is currently on the green watch list, then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or red lists.  Therefore should the country you are travelling from move before arrival, you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.  You must ensure that the testing requirements needed are booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  This need to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

Amber list countries

if you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the Amber list then alongside your self-isolation period at home, you will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return into the country, unless you are returning to England, Scotland or Wales after the 19th July and have been fully vaccinated.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day isolation period.  You may also able to take advantage of the test to release scheme which will allow for a PCR test to be taken on day 5 to release you from isolation.  You must ensure that your 2 tests are booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  This needs to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

If you are returning back to England, Scotland or Wales from the 19th July 2021, are fully vaccinated with at least 14 days since your last dose and are able to provide proof of this through a vaccination certificate, then you will be not be required to self-isolate on your return to England, Scotland or Wales.  You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return, however the test on day 8 will not be needed.  You must ensure that your test is booked before returning as you may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form which needs to be submitted before your departure home.  This guidance is currently only applicable for customers returning to England, Scotland and Wales.  Customers returning to Northern Ireland should follow the original advice above.

Red list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the red list then you will need to ensure you have booked yourself into government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  You will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return to the country in your quarantine hotel.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day quarantine period.  You must ensure that your hotel quarantine. along with your test package is booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You will need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  this needs to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

Quarantine on return:

From the 17th May 2021, the following guidance is in place for quarantine requirements for arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Children under 18 do not need to follow quarantine requirements, unless they are returning from France.

Green list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the Green list, then you are not required to quarantine or self-isolate at your home on return.  You will need to follow the testing guidance as above.

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the Green watch list, then you are not required to quarantine or self-isolate at your home on your return.  You will need to follow the testing guidance as above.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or Red lists.  Therefore, should the country you are travelling from move before your arrival into England or Scotland,  you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.

Amber list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the Amber list, then you will be required to complete a self-isolation period in your own home for a period of 10 days, unless you are returning to England. Scotland or Wales after the 19th July and have been fully vaccinated. You will also need to follow the testing guidance as above.  You are able to reduce the time in self-isolation should you wish by taking advantage of the test to release scheme.

If you are returning back to England, Scotland or Wales from the 19th July 2021, are fully vaccinated with a least 14 days since your last dose and are able to prove this through a vaccination certificate, then you will not be required to self-isolate on your return to England, Scotland or Wales.  If you are travelling back to Northern Ireland, then you should continue to follow the original advice as above. 

Red list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the Red list, then you will be required to book yourself into a government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  This must be booked before you travel to the country.  You will also need to follow the testing guidance as above.  The cost of the hotel quarantine is to be covered by the traveller.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mauritius
Local regulations:

You must ensure you follow all social distancing guidelines and wear a mask in public spaces.  

You will need to remain in your hotel for the first day whilst your test results from your airport test are delivered.  Once you receive these and if they are negative, you will be able to use the resort facilities and the beach at the resort but will be unable to travel around Mauritius or leave your hotel complex until you have stayed for at least 14 days and have taken 2 further negative tests. 

Any stays under 14 days will need to remain within the hotel.  Certain facilities such as spas and nightclubs may not be open at the hotels.

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 26.07.2021 at 14:42