For entry into Mauritius you must have a valid passport, a return or onward ticket..Travel Health
Recommended vaccinations for travel to Mauritius include Hepatitis A, Tetanus and..Local Currency
The official currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (Rp). Notes are in..Weather
Mauritius offers a beautiful tropical climate all year round with the summer months of..Local Customs
The people of Mauritius are incredibly friendly, warm and very welcoming. It is a..Languages
The official language on the island is English however French and local dialects are more..Transport Options
The international airport in Mauritius is Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam..Travel Tips
It is very important to be aware of local laws and penalties when traveling through..Local Food
Mauritius offers an array of wonderful local and imported food. Cuisines include..Local Timezones
Mauritius Standard Time is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 4). Mauritius no..Dutyfree Limits
The official currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (Rp). Notes are in..
The official currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (Rp). Notes are in denominations of Rp2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 25 and coins are in denominations of Rp10, 5 and 1.
Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted credit cards by hotels, restaurants, shops and banks. American Express and Diners Club are also accepted by some places. ATM’s are readily available throughout the island and travelers cheques may be exchanged at authorized dealers, banks and some hotels. Outside the main tourist areas most small businesses only accept cash. Currency exchange is available at bureaux de change, some larger hotels and banks.
Banking hours are: Mon-Thurs 0915-1515, Fri 0915-1530, Sat 0915-1115.
No restrictions exist on the import or export of foreign currency however it must be declared on arrival. 15% VAT is subject to most items except for unprepared food. High end hotels can sometimes add a 10-15% service charge.