Mauritius

πŸ’³ List of Mauritius visa types

Premium Visa

The Premium Visa aims at encouraging foreign nationals to come for a long stay as a tourist, a retiree or a professional willing to come with his/her family and work remotely from Mauritius, in a COVID-safe destination.

It allows a non-citizen to stay in Mauritius for a period of one year with an option to renew.  

An application must be submitted online. The e-visa application may be submitted as from 16 November 2020.

In order to qualify for the Premium Visa, the applicant must have proof of his/her long stay plans and sufficient travel and health insurance for the initial period of stay. The following criteria should also be met:

  1. applicant should not enter the Mauritius labour market
  2. the main place of business and/or source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius
  3. documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc. and
  4. other basic immigration requirements.
Please, check rules here

✨ Extendable πŸ•œ Duration 365 days
Tourist Visa

The tourist visa allows a non- citizen to visit Mauritius for a short time on vacation. The maximum period of (six) months may be granted in a calendar year on a case to case basis, subject to Immigration requirements.

πŸ•œ Duration 180 days

🦠 Mauritius COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 13 October 2021, 13:06 (GMT +4)

Travel to Mauritius

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 1 October 2021, fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to explore the island.

Rules for vaccinated passengers travelling to Mauritius

  • At least 14 days must have passed since you received the last required dose of any of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria or Covishield), Covaxin, Moderna, Pfizer BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. Or at least 28 days have passed since you received a dose of the Janssen vaccine.
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID0-19 must present proof of recovery and that they have received at least one dose of any of the approved vaccines at least 14 days before departure.

Before arrival in Mauritius you must:

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure, the result of which should be negative
  • Have health insurance covering COVID-19 related costs (does not apply to Mauritian nationals and occupation or residence permit holder sand tourists flying with Emirates)
  • Complete your travel forms online. Only printed and signed forms will be accepted

On arrival in Mauritius you must:

If you are booked at a registered hotel

  • Take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival at the hotel
  • Take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on day 5 at the hotel

If you are not booked at a registered hotel

  • Take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at the airport
  • Take a self-administered rapid antigen test on day 5

Rules for unvaccinated passengers travelling to Mauritius effective 1 October 2021

Before arrival in Mauritius you must:

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure, the result of which should be negative
  • Have health insurance covering COVID-19 related costs (does not apply to Mauritian nationals and occupation or residence permit holders)
  • Book and pay for a 14-day in-room stay package at a designated hotel, including airport-hotel transfers and COVID-19 PCR testing on days 0, 7 and 14

Exemptions

Passengers under 18 years of age are currently exempted from vaccination and can stay with vaccinated adults.

Other information

Passengers must wear masks when disembarking from the plane.

Unvaccinated passengers transferring in/transiting through Mauritius

  • COVID-19 PCR test requirements are applicable as per the passenger’s destination.
  • Passengers with an overnight transfer/transit in Mauritius cannot stay in the terminal and must book a room at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel.
  • Passengers whose transfer flight is on the same calendar day can stay in the terminal.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.