Mauritius travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Mauritius with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Mauritius.

Mauritius travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Mauritius with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Mauritius - quick facts
Flight time 12 hours
Time difference UK +4 hours
Language(s) English, French, Mauritian Creole
Currency Mauritian Rupee
Electricity C + G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Mauritius weather

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Mauritius travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Mauritius from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Mauritius.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Mauritius travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Mauritius with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Mauritius, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Mauritius covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Mauritius with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Mauritius FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Mauritius including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Mauritius due to Covid-19?

Mauritius is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Mauritius.

Check out Ministry of Health, Mauritius for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Mauritius?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Mauritius. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Mauritius from the UK?

The flight time to Mauritius from the UK is typically 12 hours.

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What is the time difference between Mauritius and the UK?

The time difference between Mauritius and the UK is UK time+4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Mauritius?

The main languages spoken in Mauritius are English, French and Mauritian Creole.

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What is the currency in Mauritius?

The currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR).

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Which plugs are used in Mauritius?

Mauritius uses electrical plug type C + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Mauritius?

They drive on the left side of the road in Mauritius.

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