Air Mauritius will operate a flight between Johannesburg and Mauritius on Sunday, November 1. Fares are available for sale through the GDS.
Mauritian nationals and residents, as well as tourists travelling for long stays are eligible to travel. Passengers must possess the following documents:
- An original certificate of a negative PCR test administered not more than seven days prior to the last point of embarkation. Only passengers whose tests are negative will be allowed to board flights to Mauritius.
- A valid air ticket to Mauritius.
- Proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine
- The Passenger Health Self-Declaration Form and Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
Upon arrival in Mauritius a 14-day in-room quarantine will be mandatory in a hotel approved by the authorities. For more information on the Quarantine Accommodation Packages available please visit https://booking.mymauritius.travel.
Passengers will have to undergo PCR tests on the day of arrival, on day seven, and again on day 14 of their quarantine. If a PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, he or she shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
Senior consultant for MTPA, Janet de Kretser, explains that the mandatory quarantine requires guests to be confined to their hotel rooms for the 14 day period. She says that all meals will be brought to the guest’s room, as well as cleaning, hygiene and sanitary equipment. Following the 14-day quarantine period, and the final negative PCR test, visitors are free to move around the island.
Regional manager Southern Africa and Latin America for Air Mauritius, Carla da Silva, told Travel News that accommodation was still available for South African travellers on November 1 at the Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel and Spa.
“Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to their scheduled departure time. It is mandatory for all passengers above 11 years to wear surgical masks. You should provide one mask for every four hours. Please ensure that you carry a sufficient number of masks for the entire duration of your flight. Passengers will also be subject to temperature checks at the airport,” advised Air Mauritius.