Mauritius visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritian Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration policy in Mauritius permits Sierra Leonean passport holders to stay in Mauritius visa-free for a maximum period of 90 days. 
  • The passport must be valid for the proposed duration of stay, with at least one blank page.
  • Visitors would be required to provide evidence of onward or return ticket and proof of accommodation.
  • They are expected to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their entire stay, at least $100 per day.
  • Visitors who overstay their visa have committed an offence and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court of Law.
  • A valid Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is required.
  • Sierra Leoneans visiting Mauritania with pets must obtain a certificate of vaccination and must also obtain an import license from the embassy or the high commission.
  • It is illegal to import or possess cigarette papers. 
  • Amounts exceeding MUR 500,000 and its equivalent must be declared on entry.
  • Direct flights are available from the Lungi International Airport Freetown, Sierra Leone to Mauritius
  • The estimated flight time from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Port Louis, Mauritius is 10 hours 54 minutes.
  • Mauritius is religiously diverse with no majority religion.49% of the population are Hindus, followed by Christians (32%)(with Catholicism as the largest Christian denomination), Muslims (17%), and Buddhists (0.4%).
  • The Mauritian Rupee (MUR) is the official currency of Mauritius.
  • Mauritius adopts the use of the Mauritius Standard Time (GMT+4) hence, Mauritius is 4 hours ahead of Sierra Leone.
  • Movement in Mauritius is facilitated by buses, taxis, bicycles, and helicopter (mainly for sightseeing).
  • 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 is characterized by a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. The country has two seasons: a warm humid summer extending from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September. The month of October and May are commonly known as the transition months.
  • The main language in Mauritius is English however, French, Mauritian Creole, and French-based Creole is commonly spoken in the country.
  • Mauritius is a mix of very different cultures: India, China, Creole, French and English. This characteristic ethnic mix of Mauritius gives it a unique cultural identity.
  • Visitors are advised to be very careful when carrying out monetary transactions in Mauritius, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
  • Mauritius offers a wide range of food from different cuisines. Farata, Alouda and Dim sums are a few of the amazing meals Mauritius has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mauritius safe?

Mauritius has a low crime rate and is therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pick-pocketing or bag snatching are common. Visitors are advised to always be cautious of their surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

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

With a mild tropical climate, Mauritius can be visited all year round. However, the peak season for tourism is from October to April, when the weather is typically hot, wet and humid. 

What is the time zone in Mauritius?

Mauritius uses the Mauritius Standard Time, (GMT+4), which makes it 4 hours ahead of Sierra Leone.