travel info for visitors

What is the currency used in Mauritius?

The official currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee. 1 rupee divides into 100 cents and bank notes are issued in dominations of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000. It is generally better to exchange your cash once you arrive on the island, the airport has ATMs and currency exchange desks once you exit the baggage reclaim.

What’s the time difference in Mauritius?

The time zone in Mauritius is Universal Time, plus four hours (GMT/UTC +4).

What is the emergency phone number in Mauritius?

Police: 999 or 112
Fire Services: 995 or 115
SAMU Ambulances: 114
National Directory: 150
Tourist Info: 152
Weather: 171 and 96 for cyclone reports
Airline information: 603 3030

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, G.

It’s generally recommended to bring travel adapters of both types.

Plug Type CPlug Type G

Driving in Mauritius?

Cars drive on the left-hand side in Mauritius, giving way to vehicles coming from the right. Visitors holding a valid driver’s licence issued by the relevant authorities have the right to drive while staying in Mauritius.