What you need and need to know before your flight

Flying under level 1 is going to be a little different from the normal process. To gain access to the airport terminal, you will have to pass a temperature screening. You will also need to ensure that you have the following 3 things on you:

1. Face Mask

Face masks have to be worn to enter the building.

2. Boarding Pass

Boarding passes issued through the online check-in process can be sent to you via WhatsApp. You can display the boarding pass barcode on your smartphone to be scanned at the airport barcode readers just before the security check, or if you prefer, it can also be printed at home and presented at the security checkpoint.

3. Identification Document

Please ensure each passenger has a valid form of ID like an ID Book, South African Driver's Licence or Passport.

Children must have a Birth Certificate or a certified copy of a Birth Certificate no older than 3 months. This does not need to be an Unabridged Birth Certificate.

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4. International Entry Requirements

Mauritius Entry Requirements

Vaccinated Guests
  • Full opening of the island
  • You must be fully vaccinated to freely explore the island and its attractions throughout your holiday
  • It is mandatory to arrange a COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational permit holders are exempted)
  • COVID-19 testing will be required upon arrival (day 0) and on day 5 of your stay.
Unvaccinated Guests
  • It is mandatory to arrange a COVID-19 insurance health cover (Mauritian citizens, resident permit holders and occupational 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 their flight to Mauritius. To save time, you can fill out this all in one form.


Documentation Requirements for flights to Mauritius

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.
  • 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

South African Entry Requirements

  • On arrival in the port of entry, port health officials will screen a traveller to determine if they are not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19. The screening will include having their temperatures taken, analyses of the THQ provided and testing where required.
  • Travellers arriving into the country are required to produce a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result taken not more than 72 hours before the date of travel and a completed Traveller Health Questionnaire (THQ).
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are permitted to enter South Africa but they are still required to produce a negative PCR test result on entry.
  • Only a negative PCR test result is accepted on entry
  • A person who was infected with Covid-19 has completed the required isolation and considered no longer infectious is deemed as having fully recovered.

All travellers must Print and Fill In 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

Make Your Flying Experience A Breeze

Be On-Time

Check-in for your flight closes strictly 40min before departure. We cannot make any exceptions to rush late passengers through. Boarding gates close 15min before departure. Please be at the airport 90 minutes before your flight leaves, if not earlier in the busy season.

Late passengers will be off-loaded and may be subject to flight change fees and fare differences.

Don't Pack Too Much Hand Luggage

Space in the overhead bins is limited, so please ensure that you stick to the hand-luggage regulations. Regulations allow you to take one piece on board with you, the weight of which should not exceed 7kg and dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23cm. You may also take one other small personal bag which is to be stored beneath the seat in front of you. Thus you could take a handbag and small suitcase, or a small suitcase and a slimline laptop bag, for example. 

Passengers with over-sized luggage will be required to check it at R250 per bag.

Bringing Checked-in Luggage?

At FlySafair customers can choose to save by electing not to bring checked-in luggage. If you intend to bring checked-in luggage, please ensure that you have included checked-in luggage in your reservation. Please also ensure that you stick to the size and weight restrictions.

Bags can be added at the airport for R250. Heavy bags are charged at R350.

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