Mauritius is breathing again after the damage caused by the Coronavirus because there have been still 10 deaths and more than 300 cases recorded across the country. The repercussions on the tourism sector have been devastated as it will take months to recover from this economic crisis.
How it is covid safe?
In fact there are still 19 active cases in Mauritius from imported cases upon arrival and are in quarantine centers. They have not been in contact with people outside the quarantine area so the risk of contamination is nil.
Despite the situation the government has announced that the phased easing of travel restrictions on the 1st October when flights will resume. The date has finally come where the Mauritian borders. The flights will be open to nationals, tourists and residents travelling to Mauritius for long stays. By doing so, they are hoping that this decision will help to prevent the risk of the rise of unemployment in the touristic sector
A PCR test 5 days prior to travel will be done n every passenger will have to undergo. The quarantine will last 14 days and be compulsory in an establishment approved by the authorities. As soon as the passengers will and they will be taken to hotels, converted into quarantine centers, which will accommodate them.
How are international flights operating?
To facilitate procedures, you can book on the platform available on the MTPA website (https://booking.mymauritius.travel). It allows better coordination of contacts between hotels, airlines and travelers.
Seats on the flights will be available for reservation through travel agencies, call centers and airline websites. There will be regular flights to various chosen destinations connected to Mauritius by Air Mauritius and Emirates Airlines.
The authorities’ top priorities remain the safety and health of travelers but mostly those of the Mauritian public to prevent a second wave of the pandemic. The health protocols are going to be strict that comply with international standards. They will be respected and observed on board the devices, at the airport, during transfers from the airport, at quarantine sites, in hotels and public spaces.
Fees to pay for quarantine
The price of the paid quarantine from October 1. Will be about $ 1,300 that is between Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000. It will be applicable to Mauritians, foreigners holding a “residential permit” or an “occupational permit”, and also those with a residence permit of more than 14 days in the country. And yes, Mauritians too will have to pay for the fees.
Best time to travel to Mauritius
If you asked to the locals what is the best time to visit Mauritius they will probably say October. This is a warm and dry period so both land and sea temperatures continue to rise and the climate is largely dry. A fantastic time setting for a family holiday.
In November the number of sunshine hours and beautifully warm temperatures rise at that time of the year. The summer approaches the humidity increases, especially towards the end of the month.
In December humidity levels and rainfall amounts increase marking the beginning of summer and the wet season. The busiest periods on the island with the draw of a tropical Christmas and New Year. Booking are quite high at that time for so it will be better for your holidays to be booked in good time to avoid disappointment.
Things to do in Mauritius during that period
Mauritius offers a unique diving experience to its visitors throughout the year as it has With 330 kilometers of coastline encircled with turquoise lagoons.
Favorite places for divers
With its secure lagoons stretching out to the coral reef, its passages, its wrecks, the island has a wide variety of dives that are suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.
Located off Flic-en-Flac on the west coast of the island the Cathedral is the most popular dives in Mauritius. The beauty of the environment is incredible. Gunner’s Coin is as a place to go for diving as, you can see Whale Rock in deep waters where the lucky ones can come face to face with a hammerhead shark.What makes diving in Mauritius unique is the proximity to the shore.
Another good activity that can be done at that time of the year is simply going to the beach. T be laid in the sun to get a tan r take a dip in the turquoise water f the beautiful beaches in Mauritius if best believe the most relaxable thing to be done during your holidays in Mauritius.
Finding good hotels and activities deals
RIU Creole Club Hotel & Resort
A memorable stay is waiting for you at the wonderful Hotel Riu Le Morne, part of the impressive seaside resort RIU in Mauritius. Located along the paradisiacal beach on the Morne peninsula it offers 24 hour service to its customers. Relaxation in an incredible setting and a large variety of gastronomic foods and fun entertainment programs to make you enjoy your stay to the fullest.
Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa
An amazing experience is waiting for you at the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, an ideal place for couples as well as for a nice time with the family. It stands tall in the north of Mauritius in Azuri on a beautiful beach, a breathtaking place in an amazing setting.
Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel
If you are looking for a hotel with intimacy with an adult wing with its own restaurant, bar and swimming pool, then the Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel is the place to go.
Car rental in Mauritius are going to be back too again as the visitors will prefer to go in their private cars due to fear of coronavirus. It is better t book before your arrival despite the fact that you will be quarantined so it will be better to start the date after counting the 14 days.