Credit Cards :

Credit cards are normally accepted by banks and most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops.

Culture :

Mauritius is a blend of diverse cultures and religions. The population

consists of Hindus, Creole, Chinese, Muslims and Europeans.

Currency

The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents (cs). At the latest exchange rate, one Euro is worth around Rs. 30.

Driving

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.

Economy:

The Mauritian economy is based on four sectors: Textile, Tourism,

Sugar and Services.

Electricity:

220 volts.

Emergency

Police(ambulance ) :999, Police : 208-7018/20

Fire : 995, Samu : 114

Flights from Europe

Air Mauritius operates over 30 weekly flights to and from all the 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.

Geography

Mauritius is located approximately 2000 kilometres to the south eastern coast of Africa and lies east of Madagascar on 20°5, 57.5E. The country covers an area of 1865km_ with 330 kilometres of coastline. Mauritius is 45km in width and 65km in length.

Government

Mauritius is a democratic state based on the Westminster model and enjoys political stability.

Health

No vaccinations are required. However a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 1 year of age who arrive from areas where yellow fever cases are reported.

Language

Most people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English

and French. Creole and French are the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are also spoken.

Weather at Mauritius

Rain Shower

26°C

Grand Gaube

Rain Shower

Humidity: 88%

Wind: 4.83 km/h

  • 24 Mar 2016

    Light Rain Early 29°C 22°C

  • 25 Mar 2016

    Showers 31°C 22°C

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