Mauritius is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean. It is officially called the Republic of Mauritius and is situated at a distance of about 2,000 km from the African Coast. It is constituted by the islands of Reunion, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon. The natural beauty, man-made structures, beaches, water sports and the multicultural population are well-known to tourists all over the world.
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
2,040 square km (787 square miles)
Mauritian Creole, French, English
Climate & Geography
Due to its vicinity to the tropic of Capricorn, the climate of Mauritius is tropical. The period between November and April is warm and humid and the period between June and September is cool and dry. However, there is only about 4 degrees of difference between the temperatures of the two seasons. Most of the rains occur in the summer season and there is no definite rainy season.
The island of Mauritius was formed due to volcanic activity. The island is surrounded by a broken ring of mountain ranges. However, no active volcanoes are present in Mauritius.
Railways, motorways, waterways and airports are all used as effective means of transport in Mauritius.
Tourist & Immigration Info
Visa is required by all except the following:
Citizens of Mauritius
The spouse of a citizen of Mauritius
The child, step child or a lawfully adopted child
Holders of Diplomatic Passports of countries apart from a few
Crew of a vessel on duty
Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the UN
Persons whose stay in Mauritius is only as long as the stay of the vessel.