Travel today

    Updated on 07/07/2022

    As the world reopens, travel is getting a little easier. The secret to a seamless trip is extra planning. Be sure to check your country's regulations. Here's the status of our destinations:



    Great news! Mauritius is fully open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below. We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website for the latest updates and more detailed information: https://mauritiusnow.com

    La Reunion

    Social distancing is recommended but is no longer mandatory. Masks are not required indoors and outdoors, including in transportation (even if it is still recommended). To visit Reunion Island, it is compulsory for unvaccinated people to present a Covid-19 test (PCR test less than 72 hours or Antigen test less than 48 hours). Vaccinated travellers do not need to present any test upon departure. Since 14 May, ‘reasonable excuses’ are not required for unvaccinated travellers (however a negative Covid test is still compulsory).


    Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats are open to domestic travellers only, as borders remain closed for now. A health QR code is required upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk areas should check in with their regional's regulations.


    The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an alluring destination since day 1.

    You are no longer required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival to the Maldives. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, except at health facilities.

    You must fill out an online Traveller Health Declaration (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) within 48h of your departure to and from the Maldives.

    If you are coming from another resort, island or boat, you are no longer required to do a PCR test prior to your arrival at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

    As part of the Collective Care Program, all Team Members maintain protective measures, and public facilities are sanitized frequently to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    COVID-19 insurance: The Maldives offers a COVID-19 insurance which travellers can purchase prior to their arrival. It covers medical expenses, isolation and transportation costs.

    Package: https://myallied.mv/type/inbound-allied/new
    FAQs: https://allied.mv/insurance-plan/allied-inbound


  1. What is the protocol to travel to Mauritius?

    From the 1st of July 2022, all travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) can travel freely to Mauritius. There is no need to present a PCR test at embarkation, and no PCR test will be carried out upon arrival.

  2. I want to travel to Mauritius. Which of your resorts can I stay in?

    You can stay at LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar, and Tamassa Bel Ombre. Note that SALT of Palmar is adults-only.

  3. Are the hotel staff vaccinated?

    All of our Team Members and their immediate families have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Do I have to wear a mask?

    As from the 1st July 2022, you are no longer required to wear a mask except in certain public areas including airports, public transport, and hospitals.

  5. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    After going through baggage claim, you can reach your hotel by organised transfer, taxi, rental car, or any other means of transportation. Just be sure to disinfect your hands, wear a mask and roll down the windows!

  6. My home country requires a PCR test before boarding my return flight.
    Will that be readily available?

    Yes. The test can be conducted at the resort and be collected by the private clinic at your expense. Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.


    These are the measures we take in our resorts to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    • All Team Members maintain protective measures
    • Physical distancing protocol using signage and markings throughout the properties
    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout the properties
    • Increased cleaning and disinfection cycles to ensure optimal hygiene standards
    • Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points
    • A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each property's new operational regulations and procedures
    • Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all properties


    • Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request

    Public Areas and Facilities

    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout all public areas
    • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes
    • Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc)

    Public Bathrooms

    • Non-contact single-use tissue dispenser

    Pool and Beach Facilities

    • Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements
    • Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a "Cleaned and Sanitised" sign after sanitisation is completed
    • Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers

    Restaurants & Bars

    • Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices
    • Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens
    • Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars
    • Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service


    • Treatment rooms sanitised thoroughly between treatments
    • In changing rooms, clean towels are arranged in individual lockers. Lockers and showers are sanitised after every use
    • Seating and loungers are rearranged to enable physical distancing

    Fitness and Wellness

    • Advance booking for selected time slots required
    • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks
    • Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes(maximum 6 persons per class)


    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for Mauritius and Reunion

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts, as from 01.01.2022.

    Exception: No penalty until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 – 06.01.23 for Mauritian properties & 23.12.22 – 02.01.23 for Reunion Island properties, with prepaid amounts fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023. Exception: Until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 - 06.01.23

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for the Maldives

    Cancellation Policy

    All reservations for arrivals until 22 December 2022 will not be subject to any cancellation charges until 14 days prior to arrival and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    For all reservations for arrivals from 23 December 2022 to 10 January 2023 cancellations up to 40 days prior to arrival will be free of charge and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 22 December 2022, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2022.

    For new stay dates from 23 December 2022 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for China

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023.

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    All of the above may be subject to change.


LUX* Lijiang invites the curious to discover the soul, stories and secrets of this historic destination through exclusive LUX* experiences. Discover the treasures of an extraordinary Unesco-protected town and its treasures: Lijiang historic town, the three parallel rivers, the expert falconers, Naxi cuisine and the Dongba’s last pictograms. In the spirit of the old caravanserais, where the pack trains carried precious tea from the Burmese border to the plateaus of Tibet, LUX* Tea Horse Road is a series of properties in some of the world’s most remarkable settings. Immerse yourself in a travel experience like no other, explore and absorb the stories of the old trails, in the knowledgeable care of LUX* here in a part of China, culturally and geographically closer to Tibet.

See this age-old city in a fresh light, through the lens of the only international five-star boutique hotel in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage Site. The first in a series of boutique properties to be created along the Tea Horse Road by LUX* Resorts & Hotels in China, LUX* Lijiang provides unique journeys which invite you to explore the remarkable beauty of this region.

At LUX* Lijiang, an encyclopedic knowledge is brought to life through remarkable people and places which let you see, taste and hear the best of the Yunnan through guided tea circuits and tailor-made trekking around lush valleys. Pass snow-capped peaks of sacred mountains or simply pause to listen to the tales of the caravans kept alive by the elders. Stretching all the way to Lhasa, this journey of a lifetime along the Tea Horse Road starts in Lijiang, which captures the essence of this, one of the most unspoiled regions of China.

Uncover the secrets of the famous and revered Pu’er tea during your stay in LUX* Tea Horse Road Lijiang. The Yunnan Province was one of the first tea-producing regions; it’s also where the Tea Horse Road begins. The family of Diana He (pronounced ‘her’) has been tea merchants for generations — dear friend to LUX* and the most respected experts in Dayan. Lijiang’s foundation and fortunes were based on trade, with this very particular tea at its core, and Diana’s tea house is at its heart.

The Naxi people — pronounced nah-shee — work hard to preserve their traditional written language. Their pictographic script dates back to the age-old Bön religion, and it’s regarded as the world’s last living pictographic language. Dongba pictograms portray scenes from everyday life, reflecting the Bön priests’ vision for peace and harmony between man and nature. One of the experiences offered through the LUX* Tea Horse Road introduces guests to this unique way of writing and the phonetic pronunciations. Head behind the scenes at the Naxi Embroidery Institute in Baisha Village and meet one of only a few remaining Dongba shamans, and learn how to create your own pictograms.

We have crafted different itineraries along the Tea Horse Road so you can let your senses guide you through the
beauty of this magical place through personalised once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
“We are thrilled to provide the chance to experience one of the world’s greatest journeys, starting at the heart of the
ancient town of Lijiang, then to another distinctive stay further along the
LUX* Tea Horse Road.” — Antoine Chignac, General Manager, LUX* Tea Horse Road.

The various LUX* Tea Horse Road experience itineraries and packages can be viewed online on www.luxresorts.cn
and booked directly on the special offer page of LUX* Resorts & Hotels.
Experience LUX* Tea Horse Road Lijiang—Example of a 3 day discovery Package:
Day 1: Zhongyi Market and Baisha Old Town
Day 2: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain & Impression Lijiang Show
Day 3: Black Dragon Pool & Dayan Old Town
Rate: RMB7,580—2 persons for a 3 nights stay. Price includes accommodation, daily full board, all excursions
with transfer listed in the itinerary, Mandarin or English-speaking hotel staff and entrance fees.

Should you wish to get in touch with our team in our Shanghai Reservation Office:
LUX* Central Reservation Office – Shanghai – China
Ms. Echo Zheng - Reservation Manager - China
Email: Resa.cn@luxresorts.com / T +86 21 6211 0366 / F +86 21 6211 0319
Physical Address: Room 504, No.108, Yuyuan Road, Jing An District, Shanghai, 200040, China
Book directly online on: www.luxresorts.cn

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