Mauritius visa requirements for Gaboneses

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritian Visa is not required for Gaboneses

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • All visitors from Gabon can travel to Mauritius for a period of 90 days without a visa.
  • Visitors will need to have a passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry into Mauritius. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of the local currency (Mauritian Rupee) and foreign currencies which amounts exceed MUR 500,000 or equivalent in foreign currencies must be declared before entry into the country.
  • Tourists with arms and ammunition will require a Police permit, issued prior to arrival. Travellers are allowed to import, without paying duties or taxes, one sporting fire-arm.
  • Citizens of Gabon are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds to spend during their stay in Mauritius.
  • Confirmation of accommodation during their stay in Mauritius which could be a hotel reservation is also required or a letter from a host already living in the country.
  • Although a yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required from nationals of Gabon on arrival in Mauritius, visitors are advised to be vaccinated against common illness before travelling to Mauritius.
  • Gabonese with pets will need an import permit from the Veterinary Service of Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, obtained in advance and a sanitary certificate from Gabon.
  • Intending visitors can get to Mauritius from any international airport in Gabon. There are international airports in Libreville and Port-Gentil.
  • RwandAir, Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Gabon to Mauritius.
  • The estimated flight duration from Gabon to Port Louis, Mauritius is 21 hours, 20 minutes.
  • Hinduism is the major religion in Mauritius, with about half of the entire population practising the religion. Christianity, Islam Buddhism are other religions present in the country.
  • Mauritius has a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. The country has two seasons, which are a warm humid summer from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September, which is the best time to travel.
  • The Mauritian Rupee is the official and only currency used in Mauritius. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Mauritius is a multilingual country with no official language. Citizens speak various languages ranging from English, French, Mauritian Creole, French-based Creole, and ethnic languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Urdu and Tamil or Mandarin.
  • Popular delicacies in Mauritius are dholl pori,  dim sum, daube de poulet and bol renverse.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $68 for daily expenses for their stay in Mauritius.
  • In Mauritius, the power plugs and sockets are of type C and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Mauritius uses Mauritius Standard Time (GMT+4). Mauritius is three hours ahead of Gabon.
  • Transportation in Mauritius can be done through buses, car rentals, taxis, trains, etc.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and also monitor local news broadcasts while in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my pets to Mauritius?

To import a dog or cat to Mauritius from Gabon where your pet has resided for a minimum of 6 months, you must have proof an Import Permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate.

What is the best time of the year to go to Mauritius?

The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. Expect some of Africa's best beaches, fresh seafood and long, sun-drenched days on a Mauritius holiday. The island has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round.

Is it safe to travel to Mauritius?

Generally, Mauritius is very safe to visit. It is probably one of the safest countries in Africa to travel to, however, it has its dangers. Tourists are advised to take the necessary precautions while in the country.

Is there free Wi-Fi in Mauritius?

Free internet is available at most hotels in Mauritius. A lot of restaurants also provide customers with free Wi-Fi access.

How much money should I budget for a Mauritius travel?

Tourists are advised to carry about $500 -- this should suffice for a 7-day trip to Mauritius. The currency, when converted to Mauritius rupees should fetch around MUR 35000.