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Emirates airline issues travel advice for passengers travelling to Mauritius

Mauritius' main airport closed on Monday due to Tropical Storm Calvinia

Emirates airline issues travel advice for passengers travelling to Mauritius

Air Mauritius confirmed that the airport was closed on Monday night.

Emirates airline passengers travelling to Mauritius are being advised to check the status of their flights after the main island’s Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport was closed due to Tropical Storm Calvinia.

Air Mauritius confirmed that the airport was closed on Monday night and an update on Tuesday morning from the Mauritius Meteorological Service (MMS) revealed that Calvania has “remained quasi-stationary”, about 120km east of Mahebourg, a small village in south eastern Mauritius, but warned it may intensify further.

It forecast heavy rains, thunderstorms and winds up to 120kph across the island.

A statement said: “Associated flooding, landslides, transportation and business disruptions are anticipated, as well as disruptions to power and communication services, in the coming hours and days.”

Shops and businesses on the island have also closed their doors.

A statement from Emirates said: “Emirates flights to and from Mauritius are delayed as Mauritius airport remains closed due to Tropical storm Calvinia. Passengers are advised to contact their local Emirates call centre for re-bookings.”

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