COVID 19 (Week 43): Port Operations Update

Country Mauritius Port  Port-Louis
Year 2021 Week 43 (25 Oct - 31 Oct)


Borders re-opened since 1st October 2021. Commercial flights have resumed and will gradually increase as need be. No more travel restrictions for fully vaccinated arriving passengers with valid COVID-19 insurance health cover.

All passengers have to show a negative PCR test within 72 hours before departure from the country of embarkation. COVID Testing (rapid antigen test) will be done on arrival and on day 5 of your stay.

Non vaccinated passengers must, on top of the above requirements, book a 14 day quarantine hotel and remained confined in their rooms for the first 14 days and will only be allowed outside the hotel after a negative PCR test on day 14. More information can be found on :

The Quarantine Act has been extended till 31st Dec 2021.

Port access will be restricted as from 15th August only to holders of Covid-19 vaccination certificate or holders of negative PCR tests dating back less than 7 days.

Further to the re-opening of our borders, a new Protocol for crew changes in the port is being drafted and should be implemented in the coming days.

The port of Port-Louis is open and the following services are authorized : 

1.    Delivery of Bunker fuels  
2.    Repatriation of crew after negative Covid-19 PCR test. 
3.    Embarkation of crew after 14 days quarantine and negative Covid-19 PCR test. 
4.    Rapid Embarkation of crew through Sanitary corridor (vaccinated crew only)
5.    Delivery of Provisions, stores, spares, Lube Oil 
6.    Delivery of Fresh water by barge alongside and at anchorage
7.    Renewal of SSCEC 
8.    Repair works 
9.    Disembarkation of weapons only (For PMSC) 
10.  Embarkation of Weapons only (For PMSC) 
11.   Vessels will have to be cleared by Health Authorities which require to have the body temperature of all crew members over the past 7 days 
12.   Crew are allowed to go ashore for short periods after negative Covid-19 PCR test, subject vessel has been at sea for more than 14 days since last port. 


•    Medical disembarkation under the strict control of the MRCC and the Health Authorities through the sanitary corridor protocol

COVID-19 Update (Mauritius) as at 25.10.2021 : 

Number of infected persons                  17,047
Number of deceased                   148
Number of vaccines done         1,725,697  doses administered
% Population vaccinated to-date                 68.2 %