Mauritius lifts travel ban for South Africa

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Tebogo Msimanga |

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

Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA). Arvind Bundhun said they welcome the decision by the Mauritian government. “South Africa remains a proximity and priority market for tourism on the island. We are delighted that we will be able to restart our long-standing relationship after an 18-month travel ban.”

Authorised commercial flights from South Africa to Mauritius will commence on 01 October 2021 namely Air Mauritius, Comair South Africa, SAA and Fly Safair.

Bundhun added that from 01 October 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa, will be allowed to stay at any hotel, resort or accommodation of their choice and move freely around the island.

“Unvaccinated travellers will have to undergo 14 days quarantine in a state-designated quarantine facility. Mauritius has worked hard to develop and implement protocols that will keep both travellers and citizens as safe as possible from Covid-19 and the effects of the pandemic.”Explained Bundhun.

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