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Mauritius reopens its borders on the 1st of October 2021



Mauritius is a destination often qualified as a 'paradise on earth' by expatriates, tourists and locals as well. The warm tropical climate, the incomparable quality of life, the long sandy beaches and the endless turquoise lagoons make it a unique and highly prized destination for many investors.  

Last year, the Mauritian authorities have taken the decision to close the borders, at first totally and then partially. Each person wishing to enter the territory being required to experience a fourteen-day strict hotel stay. This sanitary protocol has allowed the Mauritian authorities to control the impact and evolution of the epidemic on the territory. 

After a long wait of several months, the BARNES Mauritius team is very happy to announce that the borders will reopen on the 1st of October, 2021. The policy led by the Mauritian government allows the country to open its borders to vaccinated people in complete safety. With the austral summer coming, isn't it the perfect opportunity to come and live in Mauritius for a while? To discover the Mauritian way of life, its peaceful multiculturalism, its paradisiacal environment, its golf courses and its multiple nautical activities? Not to mention others essential advantages for your comfort: accredited private clinics, shopping centers and international schools. This dream is now possible thanks to the reopening of the borders without quarantine put in place as from the 1st of October, 2021.

Many opportunities are now available in Mauritius with new regulations concerning foreign investors. These make it much easier for people wishing to settle in Mauritius to acquire a property and obtain a Permanent Resident Permit. 

  • The Permanent Resident Permit will now be granted for any purchase of property with a minimum value of $375,000, under all the accessible to non-Mauritian schemes 
  • Possibility to change the visa category without leaving the territory  
  • The Permanent Resident Permit is extended from 10 years to 20 years  
  • The Occupation Permit is extended from 3 years to 10 years 

And still a soft tax with :

  • Individual and corporate taxes capped at 15%
  • No taxes on dividends
  • Interest and capital gains, or property
  • No inheritance tax in direct lineFree repatriation of profits

And since your arrival has been awaited for so many months, BARNES Mauritius is committed to accompany you from A to Z in your life plan in Mauritius. Whether it is for a temporary expatriation, a well-deserved rest for a few months, or a longer-term project, the consultants will be able to offer you properties and support that perfectly match your expectations: a villa on a golf course, a house close to schools and the beach, a long-term waterfront rental or a seasonal rental at a reduced price in a heavenly setting.

BARNES Mauritius has recently opened two new agencies, giving it a presence throughout the country. With a total of five agencies, the property portfolio is very varied and has high quality properties in each of the beautiful regions of the country. 

The teams have never stopped working and being close to you during this period of crisis in order to offer you the most complete portfolio of properties on the island. 

Mauritius is waiting for you. You can plan your arrival now, BARNES Mauritius will take care of everything else!

You can contact our BARNES Mauritius team here.