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COVID-19 UPDATE

17 June 2021
 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS  

 

ARRIVAL

 
Up to 14 July 2021,
 
(a) no passenger will be allowed entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius unless derogation is granted for exceptional cases. 
(b) any person having been physically present in the Republic of South Africa, Reunion Island, Mayotte island or Brazil within the last 15 days preceding the date of arrival in Mauritius will not be allowed entry or transit in the Republic of Mauritius save for exceptional cases as may be approved on a case to case basis.
 
In both such cases, the following sanitary measures shall be applicable:
 
  1. Passengers shall undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 between five and seven days prior to the date of boarding at the last port of call and the result of which shall be negative.
  2. Passengers shall possess a valid air ticket to Mauritius.
  3. Passengers shall produce proof of a travel package including accommodation at a state-designated quarantine facility for a minimum of 14 days.
  4. Passengers shall undergo a mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days in a state-designated quarantine facility following which they will be instructed to be on self-isolation for a further period of 7 days and to strictly comply to any special sanitary conditions imposed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  5. Passengers will have to undergo swabbing with regard to PCR test upon arrival at the SSR International Airport.
  6. Passengers, after arrival, will have to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7, day 14 and day 21.
  7. Passengers shall wear a face mask while at the airport and commuting to their designated quarantine facility.
  8. Passengers shall make frequent use of hand sanitizer during their transit at the Airport.
  9. Passengers shall be confined to their hotel rooms during the 14-day quarantine period.
  10. In case the COVID-19 PCR test is positive the person shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
 
Passengers are kindly requested to follow up with their respective airlines for flight information.  
 
DEPARTURE
 
Only departing passengers with a valid air ticket will be granted access to the International Departure Hall.  Exception will be made for a person accompanying a passenger with reduced mobility or special assistance needs, or an unaccompanied minor (UM).
 
Passengers are kindly requested to follow up with their respective airlines for flight information.  
 

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO AND FROM RODRIGUES

Up to 14 July 2021, no passengers will be allowed entry in Rodrigues except for those who have been authorised. For such passengers, the following sanitary conditions will apply:

  1. Passengers have to wear surgical masks at all times including during the flight.     
  2. Body temperature check will be carried out at SSR International Airport and Plaine Corail Airport by the Health Authorities.   
  3. Any passenger having temperature above 37.8 degrees Celcius and/or any symptoms of COVID 19, will be directed to the Medical Post, under supervision of the Airport Doctor.
  4. Passengers will be subjected to 14 days quarantine in Mauritius in a state designated facility under strict control and supervision of the Ministry of Health and Wellness. 
  5. PCR test for passengers will be carried out on day 0, 7 and day 14 in Mauritius.  
  6. On the 15th day, all passengers who are tested negative for COVID-19 will be authorized to proceed to Rodrigues. They will be transferred directly from quarantine centre to airport for departure through a sanitary corridor. 
  7. Passengers arriving in Rodrigues will be subjected to a quarantine period of 7 days in a designated establishment in Rodrigues under the strict control and supervision of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly.
  8. A PCR test for COVID-19 will be performed on the 7th day of quarantine in Rodrigues. 
  9. All personnel involved in the transfer of passengers shall wear full PPE.
  10. Physical distancing of at least 1m should be maintained by all staff and passengers within the Terminal and public areas.

Passengers are kindly requested to follow up with Air Mauritius for flight information.      

 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Access to the Airport premises is limted to:
 
  • Passengers
  • A person accompanying a passenger with reduced mobility or special assistance needs, or an unaccompanied minor (UM)
  • Operating staff
 
Passengers are kindly reminded that it is MANDATORY to wear a face mask and to respect social distancing at all times at the Airport.  Body temperature check will be carried out for both departing and arriving passengers at SSR International Airport.
 
Passengers are informed that only a few of the Airport's services will be available, e.g. only one or two restaurants may be operational.  Passengers are kindly requested to take necessary precautions.
 
Nonetheless, exceptional sanitary measures have been taken for passengers' safety.  Read more...
 
Click here to watch MBC 's Journal Televise of 8 October 2020 (between 6:40 to 14:30) for news on ACI AHA accreditation of SSR International Airport, the sanitary protocol in place at the Airport and signature of an MoA between ATOL and the Ministry of Health and Wellness following reopening of the Mauritian border.
 
Further Airport News and Press releases are available on the Airports of Mauritius website.
 
It is essential that any person who has reason to suspect that he is a case or carrier of COVID-19, or had contact with a person who has contracted COVID-19, act in a responsible manner so as to not expose other persons to the risk of infection by the disease.
 

For information on precautionary measures while travelling to keep you and those around you safe, please visit the official World Health Organisation website.

You may also check out the Mauritius Ministry of Health website for  further information.