Mauritius is one of those dreamy destinations that boasts palm-fringed golden sandy beaches, beautiful lagoons and lush green scenery.
The good news? You could now get to explore this beautiful island for a year, without needing to quit your job to do so!
That’s because the bucket list island is launching a brand new long-stay visa – and it’s going to be open to both tourists and remote workers.
Mauritian authorities are set to unveil a new Premium Travel Visa granting a stay on the island for up to one year.
You can apply as a tourist, a retiree or a professional seeking to work remotely from there. So basically, ideal if you’ve always wanted to explore some of the island’s incredible offerings, or you’re looking for a change of scenery.
There will be some requirements for applicants – for example, you won’t be allowed to ‘enter the Mauritius Labour Market’, and your source of income will need to come from outside the island. Then of course you’ll need to provide the necessary documents and meet immigration requirements.
Authorities have said that an online platform for the e-Visa application will ‘be available shortly’ although no exact date has been confirmed.
If you are interested, you can get more information on the government’s website here.
It’s not the only dreamy island to be offering a scheme of this nature. A number of Caribbean islands including Barbados have recently unveiled new visas specifically aimed at remote workers who want to come and do their jobs from those picture-perfect beaches.
- At the time of writing, Mauritius is on the UK’s travel corridors list meaning you won’t need to quarantine for 14 days if you visit. It’s also exempt from the FCDO advice against non-essential travel however there are entry requirements if you want to visit the island. You should check the latest FCDO Mauritius advice for more information and updates.