The landmark figure was disclosed as the Indian Ocean island nation announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. This is in response to its successful vaccination campaign and resultant low infection rate.
From July 1, the requirement for face-masks were relaxed. However, it is still mandatory to wear face-masks in public areas such as hospitals, port, airport and public transport.
Moreover, upon arrival tests for fully vaccinated passengers have been waived. For unvaccinated passengers, tests upon arrival are maintained.
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) reported the country was seeing huge demand from “discerning international travelers who are choosing the sun-kissed jewel of the Indian Ocean for its stunning scenery, safety and security.”
Arvind Bundhun, MTPA Director, stated he is confident that the country’s post-pandemic recovery is well underway, and with the easing of sanitary measures bookings for the second half of 2022 will be stimulated. Double vaccination rate now stands at over 90 percent. Around two thirds of citizens over 18 have also received their booster shots.