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Mauritius bans inbound flights from South Africa
November 2021 669

Mauritius has implemented additional arrival restrictions on flights arriving from South Africa to Mauritius with immediate effect in light of the latest available scientific data about the further spread of the new Covid variant, Omicron.

Passengers arriving on MK852 from Johannesburg to Mauritius on Saturday 27 November will be subject to additional health screening. In addition to PCR tests done at arrival in Mauritius, passengers will have to observe an in-room, hotel quarantine period of at least 7 days.

Air Mauritius will be providing one outbound flight from Mauritius to Johannesburg on Sunday 28 November. Restrictions on inbound flights from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini are in place until further notice. Cargo flights will continue until further notice.

Additional emergency repatriation flights for Mauritian citizens, Resident and Occupational Permit Holders will be organised through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A spokesperson for Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority commented: “We acknowledge the significant disruption which result from such measures, particularly for the 176 passengers who arrived on MK852 on 27 November 2021 but they are essential to ensure the health and wellness of all. The passengers involved are being given all possible support in these difficult times for all.” – TradeArabia News Service

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