November 26, 2021

Mauritius exits the UK AML/CFT list of High-Risk countries

Since the 2nd November 2021, the United Kingdom has removed Mauritius from the list of high-risk countries under the UK Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 3) (high-risk countries) Regulations 2021.


This decision is the result of the exit of Mauritius from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) list of “jurisdictions under increase monitoring” (commonly referred as the ‘FATF Grey List”) in October 2021.


This demonstrates the confidence of the UK in the Mauritius financial services sector as well and further upholds the country as an international financial centre of repute.


This exit from the UK List of High Risk Third Countries is another important step to reinforce the reputation of Mauritius as a robust jurisdiction. The Government of Mauritius remains committed to continue improving the effectiveness of the country’s AML/CFT monitoring system with the support of all stakeholders