Mauritius destination information

All you need to know before visiting Mauritius

Mauritius summary

Mauritius is a small country with around 1M Mauritian. Official language is Mauritian Creole. Mauritius uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+04:00. Currency used in Mauritius is Mauritius Rupee (MUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 19
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 62

ATMs in Mauritius are Common. Internet speed in Mauritius is on average 3.5 Mbps. In Mauritius you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 1M ☀️ ~23 °C 🌧 ~151 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 2k km2 (1k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Mauritius uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 MUR = 0.02 USD

Mauritius uses the Mauritian rupee (symbol: ?), code MUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 25 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 rupees and 50, 20 and 5 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Mauritius. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Mauritius. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Mauritius uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mauritius upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Mauritius, dial +, then 230 (the country code for Mauritius), then the area code and the local number.


international: + 230 1234567
calling local: 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Mauritius is on average 3.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Mauritius is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 225.65 MUR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Chili (by MTML), Emtel or my.t.


Rules 🚗

In Mauritius you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Mauritian visa Online

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