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Practical information for your Mauritius holidays

This web page contains useful information that will help you prepare for your Mauritius holidays and your stay in a Mauritian hotel including general information and advice on what to pack.

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Entry requirements to Mauritius

All persons travelling to Mauritius will need a passport valid until the return date.
Travellers from the European Union do not need a visa.
Mauritian Embassy for the UK:
32-33 Elvaston Place, London SW7 5NW. Tel: 020 7581 0294

Time Zone

The Maldives is 4 hours ahead of the UK in winter and 3 hours in summer. Therefore when it is 1200 noon in the UK, in Mauritius it is 1600 in the winter and 1500 in the summer.

What to pack

Bring light, comfortable clothing for your days out and something warmer for cool evenings between June and September. In general casual dress is not permitted in hotel restaurants. Men should wear trousers when dining.
You don’t need to pack a full wardrobe as you can find many articles of clothing once you arrive in Mauritius which offers outstanding textiles and high quality, good value clothing.
Don’t forget sun glasses, hat and high protection sun cream. It is also advisable to bring plastic sandals as even in luxury hotels the sea bed is covered in coral where sea urchins may be found.

Vaccinations and Health

No vaccinations are required for travellers coming from Europe as there is no risk of paludisme in Mauritius or Rodrigues.
There are many chemists on the island which generally open from Monday to Saturday between 0830 and 1800 or 1900 and stock similar medicines to those found in the UK.
Doctors are highly competent and willing to do hotel visits as required. They are not as well equipped as in Europe but for serious cases the excellent hospitals in Réunion are only a short one hour flight away. Don’t drink tap water in order to avoid an upset stomach.

Electricity

The voltage is the same as in Europe - 220V. It is advisable to bring a travel although most hotels will be happy to lend you one.

Mauritian currency

A Euro is worth approximately 40 roupies, the Mauritian currency. There are no restrictions on how much money you can bring in any form (travellers cheques, bank drafts etc.). International credit cards are accepted in all hotels, restaurants and shops. Cash machines can be found in all the main towns on the island. You can also pay for most purchases in Euro.

Language

The official language in Mauritius is English. However Mauritians use French spontaneously in everyday speech.

Telephone and Internet

From the UK dial 00 230 before the number you are calling. To call the UK from Mauritius dial 00 44 and then dial the UK number without the initial zero in the area code.
Mauritius has comprehensive coverage for mobile phone networks. Be aware that roaming charges may apply when using your mobile phone abroad to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you get home!
All hotel lobbies offer free wi-fi.