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Mauritius is open

Live and work in the Covid-secure Indian Ocean paradise

By Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

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Mauritius is open

Live and work in the Covid-secure Indian Ocean paradise

By Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

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2 min read

Mauritius, the Indian Ocean paradise, is open for business, and is specifically targeting long-term travellers, digital nomads, people who want a second home in a sunny clime, and retirees. The country’s new Premium Visa is valid for one year, with an option to renew.

Mauritius is an ideal destination for digital nomads

Mauritius is a well-known hub for banking, financial and legal services, with infrastructure that has developed to support the needs of global business and a large international professional services community. Mauritius already provides world-class connectivity, banking, office space and other business facilities, meaning that Premium Visa holders can seamlessly transfer their business operations to the country. Mauritius provides a fully operational Indian Ocean base in a time zone ideal for working remotely with Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and is a perfect base for remote workers and digital nomads.

Ranked first in Africa in the last World Bank’s Doing Business Report, the country provides unparalleled support for people who work remotely, including a transparent financial ecosystem, state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure and a reliable ICT connectivity with high-capacity undersea fibre optic network linking Africa to Asia, and also to Europe via the Middle East (SAFE and LION).

Mauritius also offers a diverse selection of long-stay rental accommodation options ranging from serviced apartments to beach-side homes. Residents are permitted to purchase property including luxury villas, penthouses, apartments and duplexes under specific investment programmes.

Mauritius is still a tourism hotspot

Mauritius also remains open to tourists who are looking for a shorter-term Covid-secure holiday destination. Mauritius is best known to international visitors who are looking for an authentic Indian Ocean paradise. Tourism is focused around beautiful beaches, coral reefs, stunning scenery and marine environment as well as leisure activities such as golf, hikes and trails, water sports and scuba diving. Medical tourism, conferences, weddings and honeymoons have all been at the heart of tourism in Mauritius for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that some of these groups of short-term visitors are understandably unable to meet Mauritius’ world-leading 14-day quarantine requirements, so Mauritius looks forward to welcoming back these tourists when they are ready to travel again.

Retire to Mauritius

Mauritius has long been a favourite of retirees, primarily from South Africa, France, Germany, United Kingdom and other European countries, looking for a second home that provides world-class leisure facilities, accommodation and activities that only a larger island destination can provide. The Premium Visa offers this group of visitors the long-term security to relocate and maximise their retirement in a Covid-secure destination.

Mauritius is safe and secure

Thanks to Mauritius’s widely praised handling of the global pandemic and implementation of one of the world’s most rigorous national arrival testing protocols, the country is now seen as a perfect destination for long-term relocation, as it provides a Covid-secure environment in conjunction with economic, political and legal stability. The collective response by the Mauritius government, and the country as a whole, to COVID-19 means that the country provides an opportunity for long-stay visitors to escape their domestic lockdown restrictions and relocate with the minimum of effort to live and work on this Covid-secure island.

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