Useful Information

Visa Requirements for Russian and CIS Nationals

Holders of a passport issued by the Russian Federation do not require a visa to enter Mauritius.

Holders of a passport issued by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan may be granted an Entry Visa for 60 days on arrival for business or tourism purposes.

Every person shall:

- hold a passport which is valid beyond the intended period of stay;
- hold old a valid return passage ticket to travel back to his country of origin or residence;
- be eligible to re-enter his country of origin or residence;
- have adequate funds to meet the cost of his stay;
- have confirmed hotel booking or sponsorship for accommodation;
- not engage in any gainful activity; and
- not be a prohibited immigrant.

Visas and Extensions of stay are issued free of charge.

Vaccination requirements

Yellow Fever: Vaccination is required if travelling from a country with risk of Yellow Fever Virus transmission and ≥ 1 year of age and for travelers who have been in transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of Yellow Fever Virus transmission.

Malaria: No malaria transmission.

Customs Regulations

Passengers over 18 years of age may import the following duty free items: 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco products or 50 cigars, I litre of spirits and 2 litres of wine or beer, 250 ml of Eau de Toilette and 100ml of perfume.

Plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables, bulbs and seeds must be declared (all require a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture) as must firearms and ammunitions.  Imported animal products also require a permit and health certificate from the country of origin.  

Banned Imports: Sugar cane and related parts thereof; soil micro-organisms and invertebrate animals.

Import requirements for pets animals

An import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture.  Application forms for such a permit are available on written request by fax/mail. 
Email: vetser@intnet.mu; Fax: 464 2210 ; Tel: 454 1016 /17

Credit Cards 

Mastercard and Visa are the most widely accepted ones followed by American Express and Diners Club.          

Driving

Driving is on the left.  Visitors with a driving licence issued by a competent authority in their respective countries are allowed to drive during their stay in Mauritius. 

Repatriation of Mortal Remains/Transportation of Ashes of Mauritian citizens into Mauritius

A ‘Landing Permit of Mortal Remains’ or ‘No Objection Certificate for Transportation of Ashes’ must be obtained from the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life of the Republic of Mauritius prior to the repatriation of the mortal remains/ transportation of ashes to Mauritius.

Applicants must submit copy of the following documents to the Embassy for onward transmission to the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life of the Republic of Mauritius.

(a) Letter of request from Funeral Director/Parlor
(b) Passport of the deceased
(c) National Identity Card
(d) Birth certificate
(e) Death certificate mentioning cause of death
(f) Transit certificate
(i) Non-infectious certificate
(j) Certificate of embalming
(k) Letter of undertaking from family of the deceased to cover costs of repatriation

Following consideration of the above-mentioned documents, the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will issue a ‘Landing Permit of Mortal Remains’ or ‘No Objection Certificate for Transportation of Ashes’ and forward same to the Embassy for onward transmission to the applicant. 

   
   
   
 
   
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