COVID-19 remains present in Mauritius. If you're in Mauritius and have contracted the virus, you can call the COVID-19 hotline on 8924.
For information on the COVID-19 vaccination program in Mauritius, refer to the Facebook page or website of the Mauritius Ministry of Health and Wellness. You should consult your local health professional for advice on vaccine options, including assistance that may be available locally.
The Australian Government cannot provide advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines approved for use outside Australia's regulatory process.
Face masks are not compulsory, but are still recommended in airports, during airport transfers, on public transport and in all healthcare facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies.
If you test positive for COVID-19 while in Mauritius, you'll have to self-isolate for 7 days in your accommodation. Close contacts don't need to isolate.
Insect-borne illnesses occur, particularly in the warmer months from October to May.
Disease risks include:
Some cases of malaria and dengue have previously been reported in Mauritius. There's no risk on Rodrigues Island.
To protect yourself from disease:
- make sure your accommodation is insect-proof
- use insect repellent
- wear long, loose, light-coloured clothing
- consider taking medicine to prevent malaria
Get medical advice if you develop a fever, muscle pain, a rash or a bad headache.
HIV/AIDS is a risk. Take precautions if taking part in activities that put you at risk of infection.
Swine flu (influenza A H1N1) occurs.
Have a flu shot before travelling.
Other health risks
Waterborne, foodborne, parasitic and other infectious diseases are a risk, including:
Serious outbreaks sometimes occur.
To protect yourself from illness:
- drink boiled water or bottled water with sealed lids
- avoid raw or undercooked food, such as salads
Get medical advice if you have a fever or diarrhoea.