Mauritius has officially lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in order to boost tourism in the country.
This means, your vaccination status does not hinder your beach vacation, anymore!
The paradise island opened its borders in October 2021 but with this new ease of COVID restrictions starting 1st July 2022 and the great connectivity that Air Mauritius offers to multiple cities across India (via codeshare with Vistara Airlines), Mauritius is all set to welcome over 80,000 Indian travelers in 2022 and a whopping 1,00,000 in 2023. The country has seen a 55% recovery from the Indian market, post-pandemic.
Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) said, “This reopening has been very successful for us especially when it comes to safety and security as Mauritius ticks all the right boxes. As of today, 90% of our population is vaccinated, and we are now vaccinating school children and teenagers too. But the real success of Mauritius comes from a close collaboration between MTPA and the private sector. Our reopening strategy was closely crafted along with our tour operators and airlines. We welcomed over 500,000 tourists since opening our borders and our guests still come to us for the gorgeous beaches, for our excellent service, for food and to explore like never before!”
Aiming to position Mauritius as a destination beyond its beaches, MTPA launched the ‘Where else but Mauritius?’ campaign in India, earlier this year. The campaign highlights the less-explored parts of the country, which includes land activities like adventure sports, gastronomy experiences, and cultural and religious tourism.