Mauritius visa requirements for Mauritanians

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritian Visa is not required for Mauritanians

Stay Duration: 60 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Mauritius provides that nationals of Mauritania can visit the country for up to 60 days without visiting an embassy for a visa.
  • Mauritanians can obtain a visa on their arrival at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • All tourists must 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.
  • Visitors 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.
  • The importation and exportation 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.
  • Intending visitors can get to Mauritius from any international airport in Mauritania. There are international airports in Nouadhibou and Nouakchott.
  • Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Mauritanian Airlines International and Air Mauritius are some of the carriers that fly from Mauritania to Mauritius.
  • The estimated flight duration from Nouadhibou to Port Louis, Mauritius is 1 day 4 hours and from Nouakchott, it is 21 hours, 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • In Mauritius, Hinduism is the major religion with about half of the entire population practising the religion. Christianity, Islam Buddhism are other religions present in the country.
  • 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). which puts Mauritius four hours ahead of Mauritania.
  • 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

Is it safe to swim in Mauritius?

In Mauritius, you have plenty of room for safe swimming in lagoons. Swimming far away from the beach is not recommended and not necessary. Like elsewhere, there are currents in Mauritius. The vast Indian Ocean awaits you beyond the reefs of Mauritius where the depth is ideal for scuba diving but not for swimming.

Are there sharks in Mauritius waters?

Mauritius is a rather unique island with lagoons protected by the reefs which prevent sharks from having access to the beaches. Fortunately, a shark attack has never happened on the island.

What is the best time to visit Mauritius?

The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. Tourists are to expect some of Africa's best beaches, fresh seafood and long, sun-drenched days on a Mauritius holiday.

What is the climatic condition in Mauritius?

The island of Mauritius has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round.