Mauritius has implemented a number of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points:

  • A complete travel ban is in place until May 15. Access to the airport departure area is restricted to departing passengers with valid plane tickets.
  • Only essential government services are available because of a country-wide lockdown, which will be in effect until May 4.
  • Both new applications and renewal applications for occupation/work permit applications will be delayed during the lockdown.
  • Individuals suspected of being infected with COVID-19 will be entered in a quarantine facility for 14 days and will be tested. The same is true for those who have been in contact with an infected person. Individuals in quarantine for such reasons who test positively for COVID-19 are subject to longer quarantine periods.

Analysis & Comments: The new travel restriction and residency permit processing disruption will impact the movement of people into Mauritius. Significant delays may occur for consular and in-country processing. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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