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At Air Mauritius your safety has always been our topmost priority. During these unprecedented times due to COVID-19, the health and safety measures for our customers and personnel has been reinforced. Our services have been reviewed and adapted for a safe travel.

Safety and well-being onboard


The Government of Mauritius has announced the phased easing of travel restrictions in Mauritius. Since the 01 October 2020, borders are opened to Mauritian nationals, residents and tourists travelling to Mauritius for long stays. Following this announcement, Air Mauritius will be operating two weekly flights to Paris-CDG on Tuesdays and Fridays and one weekly flight to Reunion on Mondays during the month of October.  

As the national airline of Mauritius, we remain committed to our national responsibility. Air Mauritius wishes to reassure its passengers and the public in general that the company fully adheres to the COVID-19 protocol in force in Mauritius.

In full compliance and even beyond what is recommended by regulatory bodies like the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the European Air Safety Agency (EASA) and other aviation partners, Air Mauritius has implemented strict sanitary measures accordingly at all customer touch points.

All our services are aligned with the best practices in aviation and are regularly updated to meet the best standards in order to offer you a safe journey with us. Find out below about the sanitary measures implemented for your safe travel.


Our trained personnel

All crew, ground personnel and staff are trained and equipped to apply the highest standards of health and safety for the management of communicable diseases.


Crew members and ground staff are equipped with protective equipment and are subject to temperature screening at the airport.

Crew members are provided with a lay over kit comprising of full protective equipment including gown(s), masks, sanitizers, safety eyewear and gloves. 


Cleaning of aircraft


Cleaning of aircraft 

A reinforced deep cleaning and disinfecting protocol has been implemented for all our aircraft cabins including high touch surfaces, all cabin items and service equipment among others before and after each flight. Full disinfection of the aircraft including cargo holds is conducted with products recommended by local and international regulatory and health authorities.

On board lavatories are tidied and cleaned at regular intervals.




At the Airport

With all the precautionary measures now in place, the check-in and boarding processes are longer, and passengers are required to arrive at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled departure.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask at all times at the airport and onboard. 

Airport authorities have arranged for the availability of hand sanitisers at every point of interaction and at the airport restrooms.

All passengers are screened with thermal scanners upon arrivals and departures.

At check-in, only confirmed bookings will be entertained. While physical distancing has been integrated in queue management, we encourage you to check-in online 30 hours prior to departure and get your boarding pass on your mobile.

Due to the current health situation, our lounges at SSR International Airport are temporarily closed.

Air quality onboard for your safety

Cabin air quality

All our Airbus aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air filters also known as HEPA filters, and offer air quality similar to that of hospital operating blocks. The air on-board is totally renewed and purified every 3 minutes.

On ATR aircraft, air quality is ensured by the continuous fresh air supplied from Environment Control System packs and the high renewal rate of the cabin air volume.

Services and accessories

Headrests, blankets, headsets and pillow covers are washed, sanitized and packed according to international standards.

Inflight service has been adapted in order to minimise interaction. Paid champagne offers in economy class, duty-free sales and onboard wifi services are temporarily suspended.

A sanitary kit containing surgical masks and sanitary gel will be offered to all travelers on our international flights. Furthermore, a comfort kit is offered on our long haul flights.

A selection of movies, music and games is available on our flights.


Prior to your flight we encourage you to download your selection of digital newspapers and magazines from more than ±7000 digital publications available. Your selection can be read before, during and after your flight.



All requirements issued by health authorities applicable at your destination must be adhered to. You may obtain information here and more information from the respective embassies and consulates. Air Mauritius will assist you wherever feasible. 


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