Mauritius

Quarantine (Quarantinable Diseases) Regulations 2020

Government Notice 57 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 28 on 19 March 2020

  • Assented to on 19 March 2020
  • Commenced on 19 March 2020

  • [Up to date as at 19 March 2020]
  1. [Repealed by Quarantine (Quarantinable Diseases) (Revocation) Regulations 2020 (Government Notice 121 of 2020) on 12 June 2020]


Regulations made by the Minister under section 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Quarantine Act

1.These regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (Quarantinable Diseases) Regulations 2020.2.In these regulations –"arrival of a conveyance" means(a)in the case of a seagoing vessel, arrival or anchoring in the defined area of a port;(b)in the case of an aircraft, arrival at an airport;"conveyance" means an aircraft, a ship or any other means of transport on an international voyage;"quarantinable disease" means Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-NCov).3.Where, having regard to the prevalence of a quarantinable disease in any country from which the conveyance originates or transits, the Minister is satisfied that denial of entry of a conveyance in Mauritius is necessary to prevent a danger to public health in Mauritius, including the spread of infection of a quarantinable disease in Mauritius, he may, by order, in respect of any arrival of the conveyance in Mauritius, prohibit the conveyance from entering the territory of Mauritius.4.Where, having regard to the prevalence of a quarantinable disease in any country to which the conveyance departs or transits, the Minister is satisfied that prohibition from the departure or transit of the conveyance is necessary to prevent a danger to public health in Mauritius, including the spread of infection of a quarantinable disease in Mauritius, he may, by order, in respect of the departure or transit, as the case may be, of any conveyance from Mauritius, prohibit the conveyance from departing the territory of Mauritius.5.Where the Minister is satisfied that the prohibition of the boarding on, or disembarkment from, the conveyance of a person is necessary to avert a danger to public health, including the prevention of the spread of a quarantinable disease in Mauritius, he may, by order, prohibit any person from boarding or disembarking from a conveyance.6.These regulations shall come into operation on 19 March 2020.

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