Travel & Accommodation

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The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is a parastatal organisation established in 1996 by the MTPA Act. It is administered by a Board of Directors and operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure.

The objectives of the Authority are to promote Mauritius abroad as a tourist destination by:

Conducting advertising campaigns and participating in tourism fairs.

Organising, in collaboration with the local tourism industry, promotional campaigns and activities in Mauritius and abroad.

To provide information to tourists on facilities, infrastructures and services available to them in Mauritius.

To initiate such action as may be necessary to promote cooperation with other tourism agencies.

To conduct research into market trends and market opportunities and disseminate such information and other relevant statistical data on Mauritius.

To advise the Minister on all matters relating to the promotion of tourism.

Passport and Visa Requirements in Mauritius

Passport and Visa Requirements in Mauritius

Before you board your flight, we recommend filling out and printing the Mauritius All-in-One Travel Digital Form. Simply click here: https://safemauritius.govmu.org/

For information on VISAs and passport requirements, please visit the following website: http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/passportSite

For any queries, you may contact the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius or the nearest Mauritian Embassy or Consulate. The contact details of the Passport and Immigration Office are as follows:

Passport and Immigration Office, Sterling House, 11-19 Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port-Louis.

Tel : (230) 210-9312 to 210-9317

Fax (230) 210-9322

E-Mail Address : piomain@mail.gov.mu


English is the official language of Mauritius, and is spoken by most Mauritians working in the tourism industry. Creole is the most widely used language and most Mauritians can speak French.

Health Requirements:

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 1 year of age and coming from infected areas. Infected areas are those areas which the World Health Organisation includes in the endemic zones.

Medical Services:

Public medical facilities are widely available. Private clinics also provide medical services for a fee.


Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. Foreigners holding a driving licence by a competent authority in their respective countries may be authorised to drive during their stay in Mauritius upon fulfilling formalities at the Traffic Branch, Line Barracks, Port-Louis, Mauritius A driving licence held by such person issued by competent authorities needs to be produced. In case the person is above 60, a medical certificate as to his fitness is also required.