This milestone comes ahead of two major steps to reduce restrictions on inbound international travel. Reaching this milestone allows Mauritius to progress to the second phase of reopening on October 01, whilst maintaining the public health first approach that has guided its pandemic response from the start.
From October 01, restrictions on arrivals will be lifted completely as long as vaccinated travellers can provide a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arriving in Mauritius.
Unvaccinated travellers will still be subject to a mandatory in room stay for 14 days until December 31, of this year.
Nilen Vencadasmy, chairman, of MTPA, said, ‘MTPA is delighted and deeply proud that Mauritius has reached its vaccination target ahead of schedule. This is a fantastic achievement by society and government.
‘Mauritius’ vaccination programme has been fundamental to allowing the country to reopen to international travel, to get tourism up and running again. This milestone means that we can proceed to the final stage of our border reopening, when we will remove all quarantine restrictions for vaccinated travellers, whilst continuing to put public health first – our guiding principle from the very start’.