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Mauritius Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Mauritius
Climate Chart for Mauritius

The central part of the island has an average maximum day-time temperature of 20°C in August to about 26°C in February. Along coastal areas, the temperatures are generally 3 to 5 degrees higher. the western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and South. Tropical storms are frequent during the cyclone season from December to March.

Visas are required by all except nationals of Commonwealth countries, EU countries, Japan, Scandinavia, and the USA. All visitors need to have an outward bound ticket and proof of sufficient funds to support their stay. Passports are required by all and must have at least 6 months to the expiry date

MauritianTourist offices and/or embassies location around the world

Official Currency:    1 Rupee=100 cents
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visas are widely accepted. Travellers cheques are accepted and exchanged throughout the country but commissions are charged are varying rates.

Air

Air Mauritius operates daily flights which connect Plaisance Airport to Rodrigues Island.

Boat

There is a boat service sailing once a week to and from Rodrigues Island and the trip takes about 24 hours. There is also a service to Reunion from Port Louis. Advance bookings are advisable.

Bus

Buses connect every part of the island . Taxis are numerous and are recognisable by white registration plates with black figures. (private cars have black number plates with white figures). All taxis should have meters.

Road

There is a good network of sealed roads. Driving is on the left hand side and an International Driving Licence is recommended, although a valid foreign licence is often acceptable.

1st January - New Year's Day
12th March - Independence Day
1st May - Labour Day
1st November - All Saints Day
25th December - Christmas Day

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used is: "Type C, E, F & G (British)"

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