Let Mauritian Citizens In Transit Come Back Home

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Many Mauritians, especially students studying abroad, are currently flying back to Mauritius in this time of crisis. They are stuck in transit in a foreign country and do not have anywhere else to go but their home country. However, their home country is denying them the right of entry, a right that should be guaranteed for all citizens to benefit from the safety and security of the country to which they belong. This right is being flouted by the policy implemented by the government of Mauritius to ban access to all travelers to Mauritius following 6:00 GMT on Thursday, March 19th 2020, including citizens and residents. Most of the Mauritians stuck in transit, have no way of sustaining themselves in an airport for an unforeseeable amount of days. Airport officials are responding only to the orders given from the destination country, which, from Mauritius, is to indiscriminately prohibit all passengers to enter Mauritius. This petition seeks to ask the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth to review this policy to allow for citizens and residents in transit in a foreign country to come back to Mauritius and follow the same procedures as those applying immediately prior to 6:00 GMT on March 19th, which includes quarantining for 14 days upon entry. This would allow for the citizens' rights of access to the country's services to be safeguarded.

Update: See latest update below, posted at 02:21 Mauritian Time on Saturday March 21st 2020

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