Island nation Mauritius on the Indian island, is a popular tourists spot but had shut down tourism after the number of COVID-19 cases had increased in the neighboring countries like India, Pakistan and UAE during the second wave. After being shut for a while, the nation is once again ready to welcome tourists from July 21, 2021. The island nation will be opening in two phases – the first one will be from July 21, 2021 to September 30, 2021. But there is a condition as Mauritius will be allowing vaccinated tourists who can fly to the beach paradise and enjoy a stay at a hotel.

Reports say that visitors from anywhere will be welcome but there is a condition that they should have received their second dose of vaccination at least three weeks before they arrive at Mauritius. The second phase of the reopening is expected to take place from the month of October and will continue till the end of the year.

In the first phase, the tourists will be able to enjoy all the facilities only within their resort premises that they have selected. If the tourists decide to stay more than 14 days and take a PCR test that comes out negative at the resort, then they will also be able to enjoy other attractions. But tourists who decide to have shorter stays will have to leave the resort earlier. The authorities in Mauritius mentioned that all the vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization will be recognized by them and it will include the ones that have been approved by emergency purpose.

So the vaccines like Pfizer-BioNTech, Astra-Zeneca, Sinovac, Jasen/Johnson & Johnson are the ones that are recognized by the WHO. But people who have not yet got their vaccines will have to wait for a longer time. People who are under the age of 18 need not have to be vaccinated to travel to the island but they will have to undergo the PCR test.

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