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The island country of Mauritius includes six different islands in the Indian Ocean. The islands were colonized under several different countries including the Dutch, French and British. The country gained its independence in 1968.
English is the official language of Mauritius. But, the islands are multi-ethnic and multi-religious. The most widely-practiced religions are Hinduism and Christianity.
The capital city of Port Louis has a population of 140,000 and it is the largest city in Mauritius.
Mauritius is home to some of the rarest animal and plant species in the world.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Mauritius. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Mauritius: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, and influenza.
Mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya and dengue are prevalent in Mauritius. Be sure to bring mosquito repellents and netting.
Medical care is good at clinics and major hospitals. Ambulance services are present.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
The CDC lists Mauritius as a location with endemic cholera. Make sure you’re protected through vaccination and taking proper food and water precautions.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry VaxChora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays under 60 days. A valid passport is still necessary for entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Mauritius has a mild tropical climate throughout the year. Mauritius experiences two different seasons: summer (November-April) and winter (June-September). The summer is wet while the winter is dry. Temperature remain consistent year-round, ranging from low-70s to high-80s.
Although crime rates are relatively low, it always best to proceed with caution. Robberies are common at beachside bungalows and petty crime can take place at night.
Prostitution and drugs are present in “Company Gardens” park.
If you leave port and plan on going on an ocean excursion, let a third-party know where you will be in case of an emergency. Pirates have attacked in nearby seas.
Mauritius is home to some of the rarest and most diverse plant and animal species in the world. Tourists can experience this wildlife at Ile aux Aigrettes, a protected islet and nature reserve.
Daily boat trips to the island are available to explore and encounter rare wildlife. If you’re going on this trip, be sure to wear long clothing to ward off mosquitoes.
Ile aux Aigrettes is home to many endangered species including the Telfairs Skink, geckos, and giant tortoises.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Mauritius:
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Mauritius, there is a U.S. embassy in Port Louis.
U.S. Embassy Port Louis
4th Floor, Rogers House
John Kennedy Street
Port Louis, Mauritius
Telephone: +(230) 202-4400 (Mondays through Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. – 16:30 p.m., Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(230) 5253-3641
Fax: +(230) 208-9534
If you have any questions about traveling to Mauritius or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now and protect yourself today.
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