The Mauritius re-opening has been confirmed by the country’s tourism board who have recently announced they will be throwing open their borders to international travellers again from 15 July.

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority took to social media recently to confirm the island would be welcoming international visitors again from mid-July.

Re-opening plans on the island were announced on LinkedIn this week and will be set over two phases.

A sun-drenched beach in Mauritius

The Mauritian tourist board have recently confirmed when they’ll be welcoming foreign tourists back to the island

Phased return

Phase One, which will start on 15 July, means vaccinated foreign travellers can stay in Mauritian Certified COVID-19 safe hotels. A list of certified resorts will be made live on 20 June.

During this first phase guests can stay in the resorts, making use of bars and restaurants, and have the freedom to relax on the beach. However, inclusions like spa treatments will be prohibited. PCR tests will be required on day one, seven and 14 of your stay.

Following a negative PCR test on day 14, the tourist board have confirmed you’ll be free to explore the island.

Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort main pool area

Vaccinated visitors will be able to stay in COVID-19 safe resorts in Mauritius

Second phase

Phase two of the Mauritius re-opening plans will take effect on 1 October and will see complete availability of the island’s many other facilities.

After the start of October, vaccinated visitors will be able to explore Mauritius to their heart’s content. However, you will be required to present a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to departure.

Waterfalls in Chamarel, Mauritius

After the second phase of the Mauritius re-opening plans, visitors will be able to start exploring the island in full again

Government pressure

The news of holiday hotspots like Mauritius preparing to re-open to foreign travellers will come as welcome news to UK holidaymakers and travel agents following the deflating nature of Boris Johnson’s most recent press conference.

Mr Johnson’s latest announcement confirmed Brits would now have to wait a further four weeks before being able to celebrate an end to COVID-19 restrictions. “Freedom Day” as it has been dubbed in the press will now take place 19 July, having previously been scheduled for 21 June.

Travel industry professionals have been critical of the government’s cautious approach to the UK ending it’s COVID-19 restrictions. Recent decisions by the Global Travel Taskforce to remove Portugal and not add any further countries to the Green List was met with confusion and criticism.