Mauritius, South Africans’ favourite holiday destination, is open again as Air Mauritius starts up direct flights after the travel and flight ban was lifted.
Mauritius has lifted its ban and opened its borders to travellers from southern African countries with immediate effect.
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National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will start flying to Mauritius on 21 November.
The Mauritian government is reopening its borders as from Friday 1 October in order to restart their tourism economy after a long COVID-19 layoff.
Privately owned local budget airline FlySafair will launch its first international route in the next few weeks.
South Africans now have even more choices for potential getaways, with two additional Indian Ocean islands having reopened their borders.
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution recognising that “the Chagos Archipelago forms an integral part of the territory of Mauritius.”
After commencing its phased reopening to international travellers in July, the resumption of scheduled flights between Mauritius and South Africa has been announced.
Mauritius will begin a phased reopening to international travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from mid-July.
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