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Mauritius: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Mauritius. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need any vaccinations before I go away to Mauritius?

No vaccinations are required. However a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over one year of age who arrive from yellow fever risk countries.

For all other vaccination recommendations please see your travel doctor.

Cyclone season

The cyclone season in Mauritius normally runs from November to May. To monitor weather updates please visit the Mauritius Meteorological Services or the Severe Weather Information Centre websites.

Which currency should I bring?

The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents (cs).

Banking hours

Monday to Thursday: 9.15 am -3.15 pm, Friday: 9.15 am -3.30 pm

Saturday: 9.15 am -11.15 am (Some banks only).

Banks are also open to coincide with the arrival and departure of international flights at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport.

Do I need to get a visa?

This can always change, and you should check with your local embassy before travel. A visitor must be in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. A visitor’s visa is normally granted for a period of two weeks to one month upon arrival, to almost all holders of a valid passport, with one or two exceptions.

Visitors are strongly recommended to contact the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius or the nearest Mauritian Embassy or Consulate:

230) 210-9312 to 210-9317 or Fax: (230) 210-9322.

Some nationalities have to obtain visas prior to arrival into Mauritius, and some can obtain them on arrival at the port of entry; please ask us, or check with your local embassy. If your itinerary crosses into other countries, please bear in mind that you may need visas for these.

Please also ensure that you have sufficient blank visa pages (not endorsement pages) in your passport, with at least two consecutive/side by side blank pages. Our recommendation is three pages (or even four if you are travelling through more than one country on your journey). If there is insufficient space in your passport then entry into a country could be denied. It is also important that your passport if valid for at least six months after your intended departure.

Electrical plugs in Mauritius

Most sockets tend to be the square three-pin type as used in Britain, and the type C twin plug.