Mauritius Travel Vaccines and Advice
The tourist boom in Mauritius is undeniable and has happened for good reason. Thanks to its postcard-like landscapes, the attraction of this paradise island is incredible. Without a doubt, Mauritius is one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean, and your stay will feature plenty relaxed and peaceful moments. It is worth discovering its lagoons, volcanoes, and white sanded beaches lined with coconut trees. Get ready for an exceptional experience by visiting Rodrigues, Port-Louis, Chamarel, the Pamplemousse Gardens or Grand Baie for changes of scenery. Hikers should make their way to Morne or Pouce. If lucky, you will stumble across fascinating spectacles along the way such as fire and Tamil ceremonies.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Mauritius
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Mauritius
Medical Care in Mauritius
Mauritius may be a popular tourist destination, but the quality of medical care remains at an average level. The health system is crippled by a scarcity of equipment and medicines. However, despite a lack of resources it is still possible to find services which provide quality care. Treatment from MegaCare and the government agency Service Aide Medical Urgence (SAMU) are popular among foreigners.
If you contract a severe illness or suffer from a medical complication, you will be evacuated to Kenya or South Africa. For this reason, it is essential to take an emergency pharmacy kit with you.
In order to call an ambulance service in Mauritius, the number to dial is 114.
Is Mauritius Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present in high tourist areas|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Narrow roads without guardrails; Caution required|
|Swimming||Beware of stunfish stings|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Mauritius?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Mauritius for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Mauritius information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Mauritius (PORT LOUIS)
18 Jules Koenig Street,
c/o Blanche Birger Co. Ltd., Port Louis
Tel.: (230) 212-5500
Fax: (230) 208-3391
Email: [email protected]
Canadian High Commission to South Africa (PRETORIA)
1103 Arcadia Street, Hatfield,
Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Tel.: 27 (12) 422-3000
Fax: 27 (12) 422-3052
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in South Africa.