Mauritius will reopen its border on 1 October under strict Covid-19 safety measures.
Those arriving will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their cost – which is estimated to be about $1,300 (£1,000) per person.Tourists can choose to spend the fortnight in either three-star or five -star hotels. Quarantine costs for Mauritians returning from medical treatment abroad will be covered by the government, said Zouberr Joomaye, an adviser at the Prime Minister’s office.
Airline bookings and hotel room reservations will only be made online.
The government said priority will be given to returning Mauritian nationals, licensed residents, those employed in Mauritius, and tourists.
No local cases of Covid-19 have been detected, but a few imported cases have been registered and dealt with accordingly.
Mauritius has so far recorded 10 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.
The country relies heavily on revenues from tourism and its economy has been severely hit by the pandemic.