Mauritius visa requirements for Seychelloiss

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritian Visa is not required for Seychelloiss

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration department of Mauritius permits the citizens of Seychelles to visit the country for up to 90 days without a visa.
  • All visitors 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Seychellois 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 citizens of Seychelles on arrival in Mauritius, however, visitors are advised to be vaccinated against common illness before travelling to Mauritius.
  • Visitors 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 Seychelles.
  • Intending visitors can get to Mauritius from any international airport in Seychelles. There are international airports in Victoria and Mahe.
  • Air Seychelles and Air Mauritius are some of the carriers that fly from Seychelles to Mauritius.
  • The estimated flight duration from Seychelles to Port Louis, Mauritius is 2 hours, 35 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). There is no time difference between both countries.
  • 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 Mauritius safe for tourists?

Mauritius is a considerably safe place to visit. It is probably one of the safest countries in Africa to travel to, but it has its dangers. With just the right amount of caution, visitors in this country will be fine.

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.

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.

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.