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LOCAL TIME

Mauritius is 4 hours ahead of GMT

VISAS & IMMIGRATION

Visitors must be in possession of a return ticket and a valid passport. You are normally granted a visa for a period of two weeks to one month upon arrival. You are advised to check with the nearest Mauritian consulate as to your visa requirements.

GETTING AROUND

By road

Almost all roads are paved. People in Mauritius drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to the right.

Foreigners with a driving licence issued by a competent authority in their respective countries are allowed to drive during their stay in Mauritius.

By bus

Public transport in Mauritius is easy to use and is relatively inexpensive and frequent, so you shouldn't have a problem if you choose to use it. Busses are operated by small local companies on set routes. Buses clearly show their final destination and every bus is staffed by a helpful driver and conductor. Direct express busses join Port Louis with Grand Baie and Mahebourg. More local busses sometimes follow circuitous routes and can be rather slow, they also cease quite early in the evening.

Taxis are plentiful however it is advisable to agree on a price before starting a journey.

By air

Air Mauritius operates over 30 weekly flights to and from all European major cities including 15 combined flights with Air France to and from Paris. British Airways operates four weekly flights, Emirates Airlines three and Condor one. South African Airways also offer daily flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius.

 


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