The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. The tourism sector has been hardest hit by the pandemic. Most popular destinations like Maldives, Bora Bora, Bali, Santorini, Cook Islands etc. were blocked by restrictions. Mauritius is one of the most adored and visited island tourist destinations in the world. Like any other tourist destination, the Mauritian government had also announced several restrictions. However, the country has now decided to limit the limitations.
According to a TOI report, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth announced: “Difficult decisions had to be taken, including a total lockdown with its consequences on the economy. We were in no rush to reopen our borders and it was done in stages and we found that it was a formula that worked. Now, it is with confidence that we can enter a new phase” via national radio.
However, the restriction on masks has not been completely lifted by the Mauritian government. Masks are compulsory in hospitals and trains. While places like bars and nightclubs have now been allowed to reopen to full capacity. This will help revive the economy which had suffered during the peak of the coronavirus.
Even though there was a partial lifting of masks at public gatherings, the prime minister urged people to be careful. Previously, picnics on the beaches were also limited, but not anymore.
Likewise, many other international sites have limited restrictions related to COVID-19. One of them is Greece which recently announced the lifting of all major COVID-19 related restrictions from May 1st. Thailand is another sought-after international destination that has reportedly eased some travel restrictions.
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