September 29, 2022

Mauritius removes most of its COVID-19 restrictions

Mauritius, one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in the world, has finally lifted a number of COVID-19 related restrictions to boost tourism in the country. The South African nation had banned public gatherings due to the pandemic. But now the country has removed those restrictions while removing a public mask mandate.

A paradise in the Indian Ocean, this island nation is renowned for its pristine beaches, secluded islands and luxury mansions. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth spoke to national radio and said: “Difficult decisions had to be made, including total lockdown with its consequences on the economy. We were in no rush to reopen our borders and it was done in stages and we noted that it is a formula that worked. Now it is with confidence that we can enter a new phase.

Mask mandates will still be in place for certain indoor settings such as hospitals and trains. Bars and nightclubs have reopened to full capacity and restrictions on public gatherings have also been lifted.

The government has also allowed picnics on beaches which have been restricted until now. The Prime Minister also urged the public to take precautions when it comes to wearing masks to help contain the spread of the virus.

Apparently, Mauritius started welcoming international travelers at the beginning of October last year only to boost its tourism industry after being closed for a long period. But soon after, pandemic-related restrictions were reimposed after the country was hit by a new wave.

  1. Mauritius is on which continent?
    Mauritius is in Africa.
  2. What language is mainly spoken in Mauritius?
    Mauritian Creole
  3. What is the capital of Mauritius?
    Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius.