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Leaving for Mauritius, Rodrigues

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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority – 32 Elvaston Place - London SW7 5NW - t 0207 584 3666 - www.mauritius.net

Mauritian Embassy – 32/33 Elvaston Place - London SW7 5NW- t 0207 581 0294/8 - londonmhc@bintnernet.com

Republic of Ireland

Mauritius does not operate an embassy or tourist information offices in the Republic of Ireland.

When to go

Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere. Winter, or the dry season, runs from May to October. Southern summer, or rainy season, runs from November to April, which is also the cyclone season.

The peak tourist season coincides with the summer holidays in La Réunion and Europe.

Time difference

There is a time difference of 3 hours in summer and 4 hours in winter with Mauritius and the United Kingdom and Ireland. So when it is 12noon in London, it is 3 or 4pm in Port Louis.


European Union nationals require a passport valid for 6 months after the date of return and a return ticket. Three-month visas are issued free of charge on arrival.


Also see Practical A to Z.

No compulsory vaccinations.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).


Island of Mauritius – www.mauritius.net - www.tourism-mauritius.mu - www.tourismauthority.mu- www.mysterra.org - www.tourisminmauritius.com - www.bookmauritius.com - www.tropicscope.com

Island of Rodrigues – www.tourism-rodrigues.mu

Mauritian government – www.gov.mu

Mauritius news and current affairs – www.mauritius-news.co.uk

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