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Mauritius uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are English
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.
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.
Internet speed in Mauritius is on average 3.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mauritius is low. It is not as easy to find one.
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. Mauritius uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. 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.
In Mauritius you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). 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.
Import and export information
Animals and their derivative products.
Plants and their derivative products.
Textiles for export to the USA, Canada, and Pakistan.
Goods of National Heritage require prior approval of theNational Heritage Fund Board.
Protected species and products protected under CITES may require a permit for export.
Weapons and ammunition require a permit.
Tobacco:250g of tobacco and tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars.
Alcohol:Currency of more than Rs500,000 must be declared to customs.
Currency:Currency of more than Rs500,000 must be declared to customs.
Other items:Personal medication must be accompanied by a prescription issued by a medical practitioner.
Other items:Residents 12 years and older may import personal goods valued at up to Rs15,000.
Other items:Residents under 12 and non-residents of any age may import personal goods valued at up to Rs7500.
Obscene goods and publications.
Underwater fishing guns.
Sugarcane cuttings and plants.
The following weapons are prohibited: flick knives, swordsticks, knuckle dusters, and any weapon designed to give the appearance of another article.
Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for import.
Plants and their derivative products, such as fruit, vegetables, and seeds, require clearance from theMinistry of Agro-Industry & Food Security.
Pets require an Import Permit from theVeterinary Service of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security prior to importation.
Firearms and weapon require an import permit fromThe Mauritius Police Force.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Mauritius, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in Mauritius. For further information, please visit the CDCChikungunya Advice.
Dengue is carried by insects that occur in Mauritius. For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.
HIV is a risk in Mauritius. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.