From the mountainous interior encompassing the Black River Gorges National Park – home of some curious and unique animals and birds such as the Mauritian flying fox, pink pigeon, Mauritius bulbul, and more – rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and vibrant fauna, to the superb beaches, lagoons and reefs, Mauritius offers stunning natural beauty. Port Louis, its capital, boasts such diverse attractions as the Champs de Mars horse track, the colonial Eureka plantation, 18th-century botanical garden, and more.
KEY FACTS BEFORE YOU GO:
- Capital: Port Louis
- Currency: Mauritian rupee
- Time Difference: 3 hours AHEAD of BST, and 4 hours AHEAD of GMT - Mauritius observes Mauritius Time throughout the year, without Daylight Saving Time.
- Flight time: Direct flights are around 12 hours
- Official language: There is no official language, but Mauritian Creole is spoken by 90% of the population. Mauritius is also both English- and French-speaking.
- Entry requirements: No visa is required; you'll receive a passport stamp upon arrival for 60 days. Your passport is required to have validity for the proposed duration of your stay only (no further validity is required), although you must have at least one blank page in your passport.
- Vaccinations and Health: You should always ensure that you travel with adequate travel health insurance. For up-to-date information, please check this website (as recommended by the Foreign Office): https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/145/mauritius#Vaccine_recommendations. If vaccinations are required, it is generally advisable to arrange an appointment with a health professional four to six weeks before departure
General information on travel vaccinations can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/
To find out more, and for the most up-to-date advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mauritius
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