Foreign travel advice

Mayotte

Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.

Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you intend to travel to the UK from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.

When you enter England from abroad (except Ireland), you must follow the new requirements for quarantining and taking additional COVID-19 tests. For those travelling from a country on the banned travel list you will be required to quarantine in a hotel. Different rules apply for arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.

Summary

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • the whole of Mayotte based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

  • Arrivals are only accepted for essential reasons.
  • Travellers have to provide the completed necessary “attestation” which is available from the French government website.
  • Travellers have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before departure. Arrivals to Mayotte will be required to self-isolate for seven days, before taking another PCR test.You may need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.
  • These entry requirements are subject to change. For further information on the entry restrictions in place for French Overseas Territories, see the French government’s website before travelling.

See Entry requirements for more information.

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Most visits to Mayotte are trouble-free.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Mayotte, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

The cyclone season in Mayotte normally runs from December to April. See Natural disasters

Consular support is not available from the British government in Mayotte. However, the British Embassy in Paris, France can provide consular support to British nationals.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.