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Mauritius lifts South African travel ban

Mauritius has announced that the travel ban for South African travellers has been lifted. The ban has also been lifted for Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia with commercial passenger flights from these countries to Mauritius resuming from Friday, 7 January 2022.
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Travellers are requested to get in touch with airlines and tour operators to confirm availability of flights, as well as the necessary Covid-19 protocols to follow.

"We are very pleased that South Africans can once again travel to Mauritius. The Covid-19 has placed significant pressure on all nations to do the right thing and we thank South Africans and the South African travel industry for their patience in this regard," says Arvind Bundhun, director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

The Mauritian health authorities are continuing to implement a wide-ranging Covid-19 response and are presently prioritising the rollout of booster doses for those who are already double vaccinated. The vaccination of 15 to 18-year-old is also well underway.

"Sanitary protocols throughout the Mauritius hospitality industry remain at the very highest standards, ensuring that the local community and international guests are afforded maximum protection from the virus. Visitors can book holidays to Mauritius with a high degree of confidence that their trips will be enjoyable, safe, and secure," says Bundhun.

Full details of Covid-19 entry requirements and safety protocols can be viewed online.

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