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Get prepared for your vacation.

Arrival - Entry Form
A heads up to the forms that you will need to complete.
What to do
A heads up to the forms that you will need to complete.

History & Society

Mauritius is an island of 1865 square kilometers with 330km (2,040 km²)  of coastline and beaches. Uninhabited until 1505, when a Portuguese sailor discovered this little tropical paradise which, Rodrigues and La Reunion, took the name of Mascarene Archipelago. With time the Dutch occupation, the French and English colonization followed, causing the immigration of several ethnic groups form Africa, India and China. Currently the population is about 1.27 million. 
Since 1968 Mauritius is an independent, parliamentary republic. The economy, based on sugar cane, textiles and tourism.

Mauritius

The official language is English.

Creole, a variant of French, is, however, the most currently spoken language. French is spoken everywhere.

Language

Prepare your Trip

VISA:

is not required for most EU Countries. To make sure please see the government site of Mauritius.

FLIGHTS:

from all major Cities in Europe, South Africa, Australia ….

AustrianAir Mauritius ⎪ Condor ⎪ South African Airlines ⎪ Emirates⎪ Corsairfly ⎪ Meridiana ⎪ Air Austral ⎪ British Airways

Climate / Weather


Mauritius is blessed with a tropical climate.

On the coast, the dry and windy tropical weather makes a pleasant climate throughout the year.

Mild in winter (June, July August) with an average temperature of 20/25°, it is warmer in summer (November, December, January) with an average of 30/35°. The temperature goes down markedly, however, in the hilly hinterland. Only in winter, one needs to bring along something warm for a few cool evenings.

What can you expectLooking for a guaranteed weather ?

See when that all-important holiday ingredient suits you the best. When thinking of Mauritian’s weather your thoughts probably drift to hot sunny days with clear blue skies. The climate changes from north to south. Coastal areas have very different weather from the central inland regions.

Mauritian Summer

The summer months are from December to March and sun is guaranteed. Temperatures are hot and humid – from around  22°C to 31°C. However due to high humidity the temperature “feels much higher”.

Sea temperature 27°C

Mauritian Winter

From June to September is very pleasant indeed. Those are the cooler month of the year and perfect for touring and sightseeing. The temperature varies from 16°C to 26°C and it is dry, cool and windy.

Sea temperature 24°C

The cyclone season for Mauritius is normally from December to February but Mauritius was not affected from a real tropical cyclone since a few years.

The website of www.world-weather-travellers-guide.com offers detailed information about the weather in Mauritius.

Like to know what the weather will be when you are on vacation ?

Click on your holiday month which leads you to the website mentioned above (Source world-weather-travellers-guide.com)

3 Day Weather Forecast – Mauritius Meteorological Services

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What To Bring

First you will be able to find almost everything here to buy.

  • Swimming costumes
  • Sun glasses – most essential for a cool outfit on the beach
  • 30+ Sunscreen
  • Cap or hat – makes your beach look perfect
  • Phone charger, Camera/Battery charger
  • Small torch
  • Kids essentials – inflatable armbands, Rash Guard Shirts
  • Walking Shoes for touring, Beach Sandals
  • Bestseller Book
  • A big smile and a good sense of humour

Mauritius

Time Zone Differences

4hrs ahead of GMT, 3 during summer time.

Time Zone

Food/ Health


Beyond the established Creole food, hotels and restaurants offer International, Indian, Italian and Chinese food.

See our Tips for Restaurants and Bars in Mauritius our Gastronomic Specialities

There are hospitals and a numerous private clinics.

Fortis Clinique Darné

Apollo Bramwell Hospital

Transport
Taxis:

The most comfortable way to get around is a Taxi for reasonable prices.

IMPORTANT – arrange the price before departure, most of the taxis have a fixed price!

Car-hire:

are modern and at moderate prices. An international driving license is to be preferred. Driving is on the left side of the road.

Buses:

there are regular and well distributed services. Comfort is poor but tickets extremely cheap.

This is not the official bus time table of Mauritius but lovely done and worth a try Mauritius-Buses.com

Bus Timetable – The Official Guide for Public Bus Transport Services http://nta.gov.mu/English

At Arrival

2 Entry Forms  will be handed out on the airplane – Please see a sample Arrival Entry Forms  …

Disembarkation Card

Disembarkation Card for your Arrival in Mauritius

Please present following at the Passport Control

  • Filled Disembarkation Card (Address and Phone number of your Villa -to  find at your invoice)
  • Your Return Ticket
  • Passport

Health Declaration

Please present the filled Health Declaration Form at the counter after Passport Control

Currency is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR). Most Credit Cards are accepted, banking system at Europe

Transport
Taxis:

The most comfortable way to get around is a Taxi for reasonable prices.

IMPORTANT – arrange the price before departure, most of the taxis have a fixed price!

Car-hire:

are modern and at moderate prices. An international driving license is to be preferred. Driving is on the left side of the road.

Buses:

there are regular and well distributed services. Comfort is poor but tickets extremely cheap.

This is not the official bus time table of Mauritius but lovely done and worth a try Mauritius-Buses.com

Bus Timetable – The Official Guide for Public Bus Transport Services http://nta.gov.mu/English