Mauritius Removes Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement: New Entry Rules


Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, known for its beautiful beaches has recently dropped the requirement of mandatory health insurance for travellers covering Covid-19.

As per the announcement made by Air Mauritius, the flag carrier airline of Mauritius, “Travelers do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius, the requirement for a mandatory health insurance covering COVID-19 has also been removed.”

Now, Vaccinated travellers arriving in the country will only need to have a mandatory antigen test on arrival at their hotel (day 0).

No Pre-Arrival PCR Test For Visitors

It is worth noting that the island nation has also removed the requirement for all incoming international travellers to present a negative PCR test before being allowed into Mauritius.


Earlier, fully vaccinated passengers had to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has dropped this requirement from 12 March 2022.

This move will make it much easier for business and leisure travellers to visit this Indian Ocean Island and is being warmly welcomed by the travel and hospitality industry in Mauritius.

Also Read: Air Mauritius To Operate 05 Weekly Flights Between Mumbai And Mauritius Starting March 27

Mauritius Entry Requirements

Vaccinated Guests

  • Full opening of the island!
  • You must be fully vaccinated (find full details in the FAQs section) to freely explore our island and its attractions throughout your holiday.
  • COVID-19 testing will be required on arrival (day 0) in Mauritius

Unvaccinated Guests

  • You will be subject to an antigen test on arrival (day 0).
  • You must self-isolate for 7 days in accommodation of your choice.
  • You must take an antigen test on day 7.
  • If you test negative on day 7, you can freely explore the island from day 8 of your stay.

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