What you need and need to know before your flight


1. 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.

2. 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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3. International Entry Requirements

Mauritius Entry Requirements

  • As of the 1st of July 2022, regardless of vaccination status, travellers do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius
  • It is recommended to have health insurance and a vaccination card
  • Wearing masks during the flight is mandatory for entry into Mauritius
  • Any person having tested Covid-19 positive within 7 days of departure shall not be allowed to board a flight to Mauritius
  • Wearing masks is not mandatory in Mauritius, with the exception of at the airport and other ports of entry, public transport, hospitals and clinics.

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

  • It is recommended for all passengers flying to Mauritius to complete the Mauritius All-in-One Travel Digital Form.
  • It is also recommended to get Health Insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment.
  • A passport that is valid for the period of intended stay and has 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 is travelling with one (1) single parent.
  • Valid return flight tickets.
  • Confirmed accommodation booking.

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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