About Mauritius

Mauritius, is what paradise is to many. This Indian Ocean island, known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs is located in East Africa which is 2 (two) hours ahead of us.

Situated approximately 2400 kilometres off the South East Coast of Africa, the island covers an area of Africa, the island covers an area of 1,865 square kilometres or 720 square miles, with 330 kilometres of coastline.

Mauritius' strict health protocols have been recognised as some of the best in the world. They have one of the highest vaccination rates and their tourism staff have been made a priority throughout the rollout.

Entry Requirements

Required Travel Documents

  • A valid passport and Visa (depending on your nationality)
  • Infants and children under 18 years of age require both Passport and Unabridged birth certificate for travel, additionally a letter of consent (Affidavit) is required when an infant or child under 18 years of age is traveling with one (1) single parent.

Visa Eligibility Criteria

  • A valid passport, where the expiry date is beyond the intended period of stay.
  • A valid return or onward ticket to the country of residence
  • A confirmed booking of accomodation
  • Enough funds to meet the costs of stay
  • A pledge not to engage in any profit-making activities

Vaccination Requirements

Vaccinated Guests

  • Full opening of the island
  • You must be fully vaccinated to freely explore our island and its attractions throughout your holiday
  • It is mandatory to arrange a COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupationl permit holders are exempted)
  • To enter Mauritius, you must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • COVID-19 testing will be required upon arrival (day 0) and on day 5 of your stay.

Unvaccinated Guests

  • To enter Mauritius, you must present a negative PCR test taken withini 72 hours before departure.
  • It is mandatory to arrange a COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupationl permit holders are exempted)
  • You must book a quarantine stay
  • You will be required to stay in your hotel room for 14 nights
  • You will have a PCR test on arrival, 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

All travellers must fill out the mandatory health forms before your flight to Mauritius. To save time, you can fill out this all in one form below.

ALL IN ONE FORM

South African Entry Requirements

Please note the following important information when entering South Africa:

  • All travellers that are fully vaccinated will be permitted to enter without a PCR test, however, all other screening measures remain relevant and travellers are encouraged to practice the non-pharmaceutical interventions while in the airport (the correct wearing of masks, hand hygiene and social distancing).
  • Should a traveller not be able to present a vaccination certificate obtained with 14 days of Departure, they must then ensure that they present a negative PCR test to Port Health on arrival. All other screening measures remain relevant here as well.
  • The process for applying for an exemption from a negative PCR test remains, however, there is no need if the traveller is vaccinated.
  • Children under 5 are still exempt from taking a PCR test, however, children older than 5 need to present a PCR test.

All travellers must Print and Fill Out the mandatory health form when they enter as well as when they exit South Africa. Please download, print, and fill out the form relevant to you below.

SA Entry Form SA Exit Form

Travel Documents Checklist:

Before taking off to Mauritius, there are certain things you need to have done, and have ready, in order to be granted access to the country. Below we provide you with an easy checklist you can reference to make sure you meet all the entry requirements. Also remember, bring along a form of entertainment such as a good book or digital content downloaded onto a device, to keep you entertained during your flight

  • A valid passport and visa (valid for at least 6 months and 2 blank pages).Non-South African citizens will also require a visa.
  • Infants and children under 18 years of age require both a Passport and an Unabridged birth certificate for travel, additionally, a letter of consent (Affidavit) is required when an infant or child under 18 years of age is travelling with one (1) single parent.
  • Valid return flight tickets.
  • Confirmed accommodation booking.
  • Health Insurance covering Covid-19 treatment.
  • A negative PCR test (less than 72 hours prior to departure).
  • Proof of vaccination certificate or card.
  • The National COVID-19 Vaccination Committee in Mauritius has approved the following vaccines: AstraZeneca:Covishield, AstraZeneca:Vaxzevria, Covaxin, Johnson&Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • The All-in-One form (filled in)
  • Unvaccinated passengers need to have a confirmed quarantine facility

Things to do in Mauritius:

Eager to visit paradise but not sure what it has to offer? Fear not, see our list below for some of the things that Mauritius has to offer.

Go Hiking

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Stand-Up PaddleBoarding

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Explore the Ocean,Go Diving

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Visit the National Parks

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Go Whale Watching

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Enjoy Catamaran Cruises

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Try Out Kitesurfing

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Have a Relaxing Massage

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Public Holidays in Mauritius:

Mauritius is a blend of several cultures and their annual public holidays are a reflection of their history.

  1. New Year's Day, 1 January
  2. Thaipoosam Cavadee, 28 January
  3. Abolition of slavery, 1 February
  4. Chinese Spring Festival, 12 February
  5. Maha Shivaratri, 11 March
  6. Independence and Republic Day, 12 March
  7. Ugadi, 13 April
  8. Labour Day,1 May
  9. Eid ul-Fitr (Depending on the visibility of the moon), 14 May
  10. Ganesh Chaturthi, 11 September
  11. All Saints Day, 1 November
  12. Arrival of the Indentured Labourers, 2 November
  13. Diwali, 4 November
  14. Christmas Day, 25 December

Mauritian Currency, Cuisine and Languages

The Mauritian rupee is the currency of Mauritius.

The Mauritians method of cooking is influenced by its cultural diversity and its tropical location. The cuisine is a mixture of African, Chinese, European and Indian influnces.

Local food differs according to each ethnic community, reflecting the strong traditional, cultural, and historical influences of each community.

Mauritian Creole is spoken by the majority of the population and is considered the native language of the country. It is a French-based reole due to its lose ties with the French pronunciation and vocabulary. English and French are accepted as the official languages, as court business and government administration are conducted in that language.