MAURITIUS LAUNCHES A STREAMLINED SOLUTION FOR NEW ARRIVALS
The Republic of Mauritius has launched a new streamlined digital solution to help visitors to the country navigate their travel document requirements with ease.
Ever since Mauritius began reopening its borders earlier this year, arrivals to this Indian Ocean island nation have had to fill in no fewer than five official forms before landing, including three new documents relating to Covid-19 regulations.
In addition to the existing Disembarkation card and Health Declaration form, incoming passengers also have to each fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator form, the Public Health Covid-19 Passenger Self-Declaration form and the Covid-19 Laboratory Request form.
Aware that this procedure can be tedious or confusing for travellers, the Mauritian government launched the Mauritius ALL IN ONE FORM project on Tuesday 5 October to make the whole process far simpler. Rather than filling out five separate forms, passengers can fill out just one form and their details will be automatically and seamlessly used to fill out the necessary documents.
All travellers will have to fill in the required personal details such as their flight number, date and time of arrival and place of embarkation. They will then receive a PDF of all the completed forms, which they can print and sign, as well as a PDF to retain for their own records containing all the information they have submitted. This can all be done before the traveller even gets to the airport, meaning they will be free to enjoy their flight with complete peace of mind.
All five forms will be available on the websites of ATOL (www.atol.aero), Air Mauritius (www.airmauritius.com), MTPA (www.mauritiusnow.com and www.mymauritius.travel) and also on the mobile application mymauritius launched jointly by ATOL and MTPA.
Those who wish to do so can continue to fill in the forms manually during their flight. However, this initiative will allow tourists, foreign nationals and Mauritians to embark on their journey to Mauritius safe in the knowledge that they have already completed all the required documents in a move will also make the disembarkation procedure at the airport more fluid.