VISITING MAURITIUS

HOW TO GET THERE

SAA and Air Mauritius fly daily from Joburg. BA flies on a Saturday

Tips below courtesy of www.tourism-mauritius.mu

MONEY AND BANKING

Banks are open to coincide with the arrival and departure of international flights at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

BANKING HOURS

CREDIT CARDS AND ATMS

ATM's are widely available in most towns in the island and at large shopping centres. Visa cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants and large retailers.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Free public medical facilities are widely available at hospitals and regional health centres. Private clinics provide payable medical services.


SHOPPING HOURS

Shopping hours in Mauritius’ main cities run from 9.30am to 7.30pm (Monday to Saturday). Some shops open until noon on Sundays and public holidays. Many duty free shops and modern shopping centres offer a wide choice of products. Please note that shops only open for half-days on Thursdays in Rose-hill, Vacoas, Curepipe and Quatre-Bornes.


INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE

In Mauritius, driving is undertaken on the left-hand side of the road and drivers have to give way to traffic from the right. Visitors with a driving licence issued by a competent authority in their respective countries are allowed to drive during their stay in Mauritius.

TIPPING

Tipping is common but not compulsory.

NUDISM

Nudism is not allowed.


PERSONAL SAFETY

A good way of preventing untoward occurrences is to ensure that:

PRECAUTIONS

ROAD SAFETY

Drink or drive, but never do both.