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Mauritius Reopens Borders to Vaccinated Tourists After 16 Months

  • Reopening is part of a two-phase strategy to attract tourists
  • Economy’s recovery hinges on a revival in the tourism industry
Mauritius Reopens Borders to Vaccinated Tourists

Mauritius, a tourism-dependent economy, will reopen its borders on Thursday to vaccinated tourists after being closed for 16 months.

The reopening is part of a two-phase strategy to attract tourists to the Indian Ocean island economy whose recovery hinges on a revival in the industry. A move familiar to other travel-reliant countries facing the unenviable task of rescuing crucial tourism industries decimated by the pandemic while guarding against the risk that an influx of international travelers could inflame the spread of the virus.