Mauritius lifts travel ban on southern African countries


File: Aerial shot of the reef off Le Morne in Mauritius. AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans can once again start travelling to Mauritius.

The island nation has lifted its COVID-19 travel ban against South Africa and several other southern African countries.

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The ban has had dire consequences for the travel and tourism industries of both nations.

Mauritius had initially extended its ban on travel until the last day of January, despite the pervasiveness of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on the Indian Ocean island.

Tourism authorities in Mauritius say booster shots for locals who have already been double vaccinated are now a top priority.


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