Mauritius

Capital Port Louis

Population 1,262,879

Area 2,040 km2

Key facts

Mauritius is a country located in Eastern Africa. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Mauritius. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Mauritius.

The national currency in Mauritius is Mauritian rupee (MUR). The rupee (Rs) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 43.76 MUR and 1 USD is worth 44.55 MUR.

Mauritian
Banknotes

Rs25Rs50Rs100Rs200Rs500Rs1000RS2000

Mauritian
Coins

Rs1Rs5Rs10Rs20

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Mauritius is 51.66 Mbps and mobile is 49.14 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Mauritius is close to the world average.42.06 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Mauritius, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Mauritius. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Mauritius?

There are no Mariott hotels in Mauritius.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Mauritius.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Mauritius.

There are no Best Western hotels in Mauritius.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Poste Lafayette and Riviere du Rempart.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Mauritius.

What fast food chains are present in Mauritius?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Mauritius.

The McDonald's chain operates in Mauritius.

The KFC chain operates in Mauritius.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Mauritius.

The Subway chain operates in Mauritius.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Mauritius.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Mauritius.

Weather

Today the sun in Port Louis, rises at 5:46 AM and sets at 6:10 PM. The climate of Port Louis may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (As), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Partly cloudlyLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 26.5°C (79.7°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 19.3°C (66.74°F)High: 25.8°C (78.44°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 18.4°C (65.12°F)High: 26.6°C (79.88°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 19.3°C (66.74°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 25.5°C (77.9°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 18.4°C (65.12°F)High: 25.8°C (78.44°F)

Weather data for Port Louis (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Mauritius.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Mauritius.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Mauritius traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  731.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2011.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Mauritius

112 Police
115 Ambulance
115 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2L of spirits and 6L of wine, ale or beer, or
  • 5L of spirits, or
  • 10L of wine, ale or beer

Tobacco allowance

  • 250 grams of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Mauritius?

Currently, citizens of 178 countries can enter Mauritius without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Mauritius.

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