Mauritius : Factfile

Time

GMT + 4 hours

Languages

English and French are the official languages (French is most dominant). Other dialects include Creole (a combination of pidgin French and other languages), Hindi, Bhojpuri, Urdu and Chinese.

Currency

The Mauritian Rupee (Rp). The most widely accepted credit cards are MasterCard and Visa, followed by American Express and Diners Club. ATMs are widespread.

Airlines

British Airways, Virgin, Air Mauritius, Emirates, South African Airways

Flight time from UK

Approximately 12 hours

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, USA and most EU passport holders do not require visas.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, see www.mauritius.embassy-uk.co.uk or contact the Mauritian High Commission:
Tel: 020 7581 0294-5

Health requirements

Mauritius is considered a generally healthy place to travel and is non-malarial. You should seek up-to-date advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website www.masta.org (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.


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