117,323 vaccinated – Mauritius on track to achieve herd immunity

Posted in News on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 by The Beachcomber Tours Correspondent

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is happy to advise that Mauritian authorities have expressed confidence in the national vaccination campaign that is on track to achieve herd immunity within the prescribed period. This has been set as a precondition for the restart of tourism.

The vaccination campaign started on 26 January 2021 and to date, 117,323 persons have received their first jab representing 17% of the targeted population. A threshold of 700,000 vaccinated persons has been set for the country to achieve herd immunity. Vaccination is free of charge for all Mauritians and visitors who are holders of the premium visa. Government spokesperson, Dr Zouberr Joomaye stated in a press conference on 23 March 2021, that Mauritius has secured an adequate supply of vaccines for the authorities to maintain the pace of vaccination.

The phased easing of travel restrictions is expected from the end of June 2021. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, Mauritius has always upheld the safety of its people and that of its visitors as an utmost priority.