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Health Alert: Mauritius, Seychelles, and Reunion; Governments Announce Easing Of Confinement Measures

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius (June 4, 2020)

Location:  Mauritius, Seychelles, and Reunion (France – Overseas Department)


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The Mauritius Ministry of Health has confirmed 335 cases of COVID-19.

 

The government of Mauritius has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

 

Effective June 1, 2020, the government of Mauritius announced the easing of confinement measures (French). Restrictions on the movement of people are no longer in effect, however, social distancing regulations remain in place. Beaches, public gardens, and other places or events of significant social gathering remain prohibited. The majority of non-essential businesses are permitted to open subject to regulations outlined by the Ministry of Health.

  

Visit the Mauritius Ministry of Health website for additional information.

 

If you are planning on departing Mauritius to return to the United States but have been unable to obtain space on a commercial flight, please contact PTLConsular@State.gov with your name, the names of your immediate family members who are also traveling, and all appropriate contact information.

 

 

 

The Seychelles Department of Health has confirmed 11 cases of COVID-19.

 

The government of Seychelles has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

 

Effective May 4, 2020, the government of Seychelles announced the easing of confinement measures. Restrictions on the movement of people are no longer in effect, however, social distancing regulations remain in place. Shops are permitted to remain open until 20:00. The majority of non-essential services and businesses are permitted to reopen, subject to provisions outlined by the Department of Health.

 

Visit the Seychelles Department of Health website and Facebook for additional information.

 

If you are planning on departing Seychelles to return to the United States but have been unable to obtain space on a commercial flight, please contact ConAgencySeychelles@State.gov with your name, the names of your immediate family members who are also traveling, and all appropriate contact information. 

 

 

  

The Reunion Regional Public Health Agency has confirmed 478 cases of COVID-19.

 

The Reunion Regional Public Health Agency has implemented measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

 

Effective March 20, 2020, travelers arriving for pleasure, such as tourism and family visits, are not permitted entry to Reunion Island. All other passengers are screened by medical staff.

Effective March 30, 2020, travelers arriving in Reunion are subject to a 14-day quarantine. As of May 18, travelers may self-quarantine at domicile with consent from the Regional Public Health Agency.

Effective June 2, 2020, a second easing of confinement measures (French) was implemented. Social distancing and other health regulations remain in place. The majority of non-essential services and businesses are permitted to reopen, subject to provisions outlined by the authorities. 

Visit the Reunion Regional Public Health Agency (French) for additional information.

 

 

 

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

 

 

Actions to Take:

  •          Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  •          Reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  •          Visit the COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  •          Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  •          Visit the Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Reunion.
  •          Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website for the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Assistance:

 

·         U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius  

o    4th Floor, Rogers House 

o    John Kennedy Avenue 

o    +230 202 4400 

o    PTLConsular@state.gov

o    https://mu.usembassy.gov

·         U.S. Consular Agency Victoria, Seychelles  

o    2nd Floor Oliaji Trade Centre, Victoria 

o    +248 422 5256 

o    ConAgencySeychelles@state.gov

·         State Department – Consular Affairs  

o    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

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