Mauritius – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update : April 17th, 2020

Travel ban, permit delays announced

What is the change?

The Mauritius government recently announced a number of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points

  • Effective March 28, there is a complete ban on travel to Mauritius, until 15th May 2020. 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 4th May 2020.
  • Additionally, 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.

The new travel restriction and residency permit processing disruption will impact the movement of people into Mauritius. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly. Significant delays may occur for consular and in-country processing.

Sophie Carlei

Sophie est Directeur au sein de l’équipe Mobilité Internationale de Lyon et dirige l’équipe immigration. Elle conseille les groupes français et internationaux et intervient tant pour des clients travaillant dans le domaine […]

Fatia Bouteiller

Fatia Bouteiller a rejoint Deloitte Société d’Avocats en 2017 pour renforcer l’équipe Immigration. Fatia dispose d’une expérience de 15 ans en mobilité internationale dans les domaines du droit de l’immigration, […]