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General Information

There is no official language in Mauritius.

The national currency of Mauritius is Mauritian rupee (MUR).

1 MUR equals  .
equals  MUR.

Location

Mauritius

The distance from to Mauritius is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Mauritius. Exercise normal precautions in Mauritius. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Mauritius is 47. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Mauritius.

LGBT

Mauritius has a score of -4 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Mauritius ranks #110 worldwide.

While the law does not specifically criminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals may face societal discrimination, harassment, and abuse by families, neighbors, and police. Sodomy is a criminal offense among both same-sex and heterosexual couples, with penalties up to five years' imprisonment.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Mauritius should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Mauritius:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Mauritius to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Mauritius differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Mauritius, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Mauritius and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Mauritius. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain tomorrow through next Sunday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sun March 22 68–81°F  /  20–27°C 90% 25%
Mon March 23 72–80°F  /  22–27°C 96% 84%
Tue March 24 72–83°F  /  22–28°C 94% 91%
Wed March 25 72–83°F  /  22–28°C 94% 98%
Thu March 26 72–83°F  /  22–28°C 89% 54%
Fri March 27 73–84°F  /  23–29°C 92% 28%
Sat March 28 72–84°F  /  22–29°C 90% 44%
Sun March 29 74–84°F  /  23–29°C 90% 66%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:15 am and sets at 06:20 pm. This equates to 12.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Mauritius, it is in . When the sun sets in Mauritius, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Mauritius is 125.00 MUR. Every kilometer costs an additional 100.00 MUR. Every hour of waiting time costs 500.00 MUR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Mauritius.

The minimum driving age is 15 (autocycles), 17 (motorcycles), 18 (cars).

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 47.00 MUR in Mauritius.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 259.78 MUR.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Mauritius is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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