Dubai, UAE: The Mauritian tourism family welcomes the decision by the French government to remove Mauritius from its list of “scarlet” destinations, just a few days after its classification as part of this list.

We wish to thank the French Ambassador, Her Excellency Florence Caussé-Tissier, whose intervention was instrumental, for her support.

Following tonight’s announcement, travel to Mauritius from France is resumed for people vaccinated with an EMA- approved vaccine (Pfizer / Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzeria / Covishield, Janssen). Restrictions are, however, applicable to non-vaccinated travellers.

Our priority remains the safety and security of our residents and visitors, so the rigorous arrival protocols related to COVID-19 remain in force. All visitors to Mauritius are required to be vaccinated, and to undergo PCR testing within 72 hours prior to travel, on arrival and in the days following.

Two months after the reopening of our borders, the tourism industry has come through some significant challenges. The entire value chain – airlines, hotels, restaurants, attractions, tour operators, taxis and more – is united to ensure that the recovery of Mauritian tourism is a success.

About Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority:

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure of Mauritius established in 1996 by the MTPA Act. The task of the MTPA is to promote the country’s tourism industry, provide information to tourists on facilities, infrastructures and services, to initiate action to promote cooperation with other tourism agencies, to conduct research into market trends and market opportunities and disseminate such information and other relevant statistical data on Mauritius.