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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mauritius?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mauritius?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mauritius?
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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mauritius?

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Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. There are a number of places to visit when on the island including Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, has sites such as the Eureka plantation house, the Champs de Mars horse track, and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens dating back to the 18th century.

You may want to plan ahead for any unexpected medical event or other issues before starting out on your journey. Consider travel insurance for your vacation or business adventures.

Travel Insurance Requirements for Mauritius

American and international travelers visiting Mauritius are required to provide proof of travel insurance which includes minimum coverage for:

  • COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalization, doctor’s visit and prescriptions
  • Medical repatriation
  • Quarantine accommodation costs

You will be asked to present proof of your health or travel insurance before boarding and on arrival. COVID-19 testing will be required on arrival.

VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage for all international destinations. We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

If you’re an American citizen traveling from the U.S. needing to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including Covid-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage may be a better option. For international and non-US residents, the best fit may be International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in Mauritius

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently Mauritius recommends that visitors should exercise normal precautions. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Mauritius Travel Advisory website.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Typhoid (recommended for most travelers)
  • Rabies (Rabid dogs are commonly found in Mauritius.On-hand treatments are available for scratches and injuries.)

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

To enter Mauritius, your passport must be valid at the time of entry and be valid for the duration of your stay, with a one blank page requirement for entry stamp.

A tourist visa is not granted upon arrival.

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