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Destination Mauritius Offers 12-Month Premium Visa

The island destination of Mauritius has now revealed a new offer to travellers by introducing a new Premium Visa. The Mauritian government had on Friday, October 23 announced the new strategic measure to boost tourism for eligible visitors to travel to the holiday destination of Mauritius for an extended period of stay.

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This new Mauritian visa will remain valid for a period of one year and will be renewable. Increased health assessment protocols have been undertaken to position the island destination as a safe holiday option for travellers. The Premium Visa allows for visitors from countries listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Passport Regulations.

The Premium Visa is designed for long-stay visitors from countries listed in the Eighth Schedule of Passport Regulations including:

  • Retirees seeking a COVID-safe haven.
  • Investors and professionals who wish to come with their family and work remotely from Mauritius. They also have the possibility to offer this facility to their staff members.
  • Family visitors who have children studying in Mauritius.

The following categories of visitors are eligible:

  • Repeat tourists who had planned to retire and migrate to Mauritius before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Retirees seeking a Covid-safe haven.
  • Investors and professionals who wish to come with their family and work remotely from Mauritius. They also have the possibility to offer this facility to their staff members.
  • Visitors who have children studying in Mauritius.

In order to qualify for the Premium Visa, travellers must provide evidence of their long stay plans and must have adequate travel and health insurance for the initial period of stay.

The visitor’s main place of business and source of income should be outside Mauritius as they will not be entitled to enter the Mauritius Labour Market. All other entry requirements for Mauritius will also apply.

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has also launched the #MauritiusNow campaign. This follows the devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic that has toppled the economy and the recent oil spill incident which damaged approximately 4% of the island.

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