The travel ban between South Africa and Mauritius was lifted last week signaling a return to the paradise island by South Africans – and this without first having to spend 15 days outside the country.


  • Flights from South Africa to Mauritius will commence on October 1.
  • Authorised commercial carriers include Air Mauritius, Comair South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), and Fly Safair.
  • Unvaccinated travelers will have to undergo 14 days quarantine in a state-designated quarantine facility.
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As Mauritius is on the cusp of its summer season it’s this time of the year that Mauritius’ world-renowned beaches, as well as other outdoor activities including hiking, kite surfing, and various other water sports, are in high demand.


We welcome the decision by the Mauritian government. South Africa remains a proximity and priority market for tourism on the island. We are delighted that we will be able to restart our long-standing relationship after an 18-month ban on travel.

// Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), Arvind Bundhun


The Mauritian government took the decision in January to prioritise tourism workers and hotel staff in the vaccine rollout to ensure visitors will be welcomed into a safe and secure environment in Mauritius. From October 1, fully vaccinated travelers from South Africa, will be allowed to stay at any hotel, resort or accommodation of their choice and move freely around the island.


Turning the pandemic into an opportunity, the team at Constance Belle Mare Plage took advantage of the closure to renovate the main restaurant ‘La Citronelle’ and refurbished 104 prestige rooms. Image: The Sandton Times

Mauritius has worked hard to develop and implement protocols that will keep both travellers and citizens as safe as possible from Covid-19 and the effects of the pandemic. Travellers can be assured of the Government’s commitment to the health and safety of all travellers.

// Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), Arvind Bundhun


The full list of COVID-19 travel protocols and phases are published on


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