The Mauritian government has introduced a new year-long Premium Visa, for any non-citizen who intends to stay in Mauritius as a professional, investor but also as a tourist or retiree, willing to come with his/her family and carry out his business or work remotely from Mauritius.
The Premium Visa is valid for a period of one year and is renewable.If you are intending to stay in Mauritius for a period exceeding 180-days, you may apply for the Premium Visa. If you are planning to stay for less than 180-days, a tourist visa is granted on your arrival to Mauritius.
Conditions to Obtain the Premium Visa
- you should not enter the Mauritius Labour market;
- your main place of business and source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
- you must provide documentary evidence to support applications such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc.; and other basic immigration requirements.
Applying for the Premium Visa
As of 16th November 2020, the application for the Premium Visa can be done online. https://www.edbmauritius.org/premium-visa
To benefit from the Premium Travel Visa, you must provide proof of your long stay plans and sufficient health and travel insurance for your initial period of stay, as well as:
- Valid passport
- Copy of air ticket (including return ticket)
- Passport size photo
- Valid email address
- Pre-booking for accommodation (for quarantine and post-quarantine – see below)
- Travel and health insurance for the period of stay
- Proof of funds (bank statement or bank attestation) to meet the cost of stay in Mauritius
Once you have finished completing the form, the e-visa will be issued via email within 48-72 hours.
MAURITIUS EXTENDS 14-DAY QUARANTINE TO 2021
Mauritius will remain closed for short-term leisure travel in December, as the government has decided to extend the quarantine regulations until January 15th, 2021.
The island requires visitors to quarantine for 14 days before being able to explore. It is therefore unfeasible for short-term travelers to visit. On average most people would visit anywhere between 7 to 10 days.
Guests have to remain in their hotel room, where they are provided meals and hygiene equipment.
Those wanting to visit the island for longer, including children and infants, must possess the following documentation:
- A certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
- A valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
- Proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.
What travelers need to know:
- Any arriving passenger will have to undergo PCR tests on day of arrival, day 7 and day 14 following arrival: and
- If a PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, he shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
- Non-Mauritians must pay a fee of Rs13,500 (R5,161) per person to their hotel to cover for Ministry of Health costs (including three PCR tests administered in Mauritius) when purchasing their travel package.
Incoming passengers to Mauritius must download and fill out their Public Health COVID-19 Passenger Health Self-Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form which must be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness counters upon their arrival.https://www.mymauritius.travel/mauritius-travel-alerts