2020 –

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted the world of philately. Mauritius Post issued its first Official First Day Cover for the year 2020 in September.

26 September 2020: Mauritius – Australia: 50 years of Diplomatic Relations, Official First Day Cover

To mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Australia, Mauritius Post issued an official first day cover, with a single Rs. 33 stamp, that depicts the floral motives of the two countries: the Trochetia boutoniana, endemic to Mauritius, reflect the vivacity of Mauritian society; the green and gold of the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) are Australia’s national colours. The resilience of the two species embodies the spirit of the peoples of our two countries.

Mauritius and Australia enjoy close cultural, security and economic relations.

On the same day, the Australian Post issued an official envelope as well to mark the event