The travel ban between South Africa and Mauritius has been lifted as of the 10th September 2021. South Africans can now travel to Mauritius on authorised commercial flights without first having to spend fifteen (15) days outside the country. 

“We 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 ban on travel,” says Arvind Bundhun, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA). 

Timeline of Travel to Mauritius Rollout:

1st October 2021: Authorised commercial flights from South Africa to Mauritius will commence on 01 October 2021 namely Air Mauritius, Comair South Africa, SAA and Fly Safair. 

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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. 

You must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours from the last point of embarkation to be allowed entry to the island.

Unvaccinated Travellers

  • Unvaccinated travellers will need to present a negative PCR test taken 3 – 7 days from the last point of embarkation and book a quarantine stay.
  • You must book a quarantine stay in an official quarantine hotel, including meals and transfers.
  • You will be required to stay in your hotel room for 14 nights and meals will be delivered to your room.
  • Depending on the length of your stay, you will have a PCR test on day 7 and day 14.
  • After a negative PCR test on day 14, you can freely explore the island and move to new accommodation or go home.

Mauritian Protocols

“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. Travellers can be assured of Government’s commitment to the health and safety of all travellers,” says Arvind Bundhun. 

Two forms will be required when you enter into the country, they include:

  1. Health Self-Declaration Form
  2. Passanger Locator Form

“South Africans have been longing for the Mauritius they know and love, from white sandy beaches and clear blue seas and skies, to our warm and friendly people, and so much more. Mauritius is ready and we can’t wait to welcome South Africans back to our beautiful country,” says Arvind Bundhun. 

Direct Flights from South Africa to Mauritius

Air Mauritius, Comair South Africa, SAA and Fly Safair. 

The full list of Covid-19 travel protocols and phases are published on Mauritius Now.