16 March 2020 – Travel restrictions extended, 14-day quarantine for returnees

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Tourism
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts; International relations; International trade and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Prime Minister’s Office

Overview: As from 20 00 GMT, Wednesday 18 March 2020, Mauritius is extending travel restrictions for a period of two weeks on foreign passengers coming from or having transited during the last 14 days in countries of the European Union, including United Kingdom and Switzerland. Also, as from today 20 00 GMT, all foreign passengers coming or transiting from Reunion Island will not be allowed to enter Mauritius for the next two weeks.
As for Mauritians coming from these countries, they will be automatically placed in quarantine for a period of two weeks.
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Covid-19-Mauritius-extends-travel-restrictions-extended-to-European-countries-and-Reunion-Island-for-next-two-weeks.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, World Health Organization
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, High-level committee on Covid-19
Evidence/Justification: According to the World Health Organisation, said the Prime Minister, Europe is the new epicenter of the coronavirus adding that there are currently 157 countries around the world affected by the pandemic. This situation is having consequential impacts on various sectors of the Mauritian economy, especially the tourism industry, he added.