Mauritius ongoing commitment for the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 has been recognised by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The country was declared a « Safe Travel Destination » by the council.
The country recorded its first case of Covid-19 on 19 March 2020. Since then, several measures have been undertaken by the Mauritian government in response to the pandemic, which includes a travel restriction, closure of the borders and a lockdown.
The Covid-19 Bill and the Quarantine Bill were voted in the National Assembly on 9 May 2020. These legislations are used by the government to address the impact of the Covid-19 on its economy and activities. All these measures have enabled Mauritius to control the spread of the pandemic. No local cases have been recorded since 26 April 2020 and the curfew was lifted on 30 May 2020 after 72 days lockdown. The WTTC reviewed the progress of Covid-19 in Mauritius as the basis for awarding the Global Safety Stamp of Approval. Authorities are working hard to manage imported cases of Covid-19. The Mauritians repatriated from abroad are currently in quarantine in specialised health facilities. The different stakeholders met to discuss the re-opening of the Mauritian borders.
According to a survey carried out for the French Market by Ipsos, a leader in Market research, Mauritius ranks 4th in the Top 5 of long-haul destinations for a post-covid-19 holiday or as investment opportunity in real estate.