Area: 2,040 km²
Capital: Port Louis
Population: 1,291,456 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Current status: exercise vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Mauritius. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season. December, January, February and March are the best months for diving in Mauritius.

English is the official language in Mauritius. In addition, there are French and Mauritian Creole spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Mauritius.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 60 days in Mauritius.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch embassy in Tanzania (also Mauritius) .
Dutch consulate in Mauritius: .
Embassy of Mauritius in Belgium (also Netherlands) .
Consulate of Mauritius in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Mauritius is the recommended one or more vaccinations to get.

Money and Money
Mauritius is paid with the Mauritian rupee (Rupee) (MUR).

Traffic and route

In Mauritius you must drive on the left side of the road.

Mauritius has a sometimes adapter needed.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Mauritius available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Mauritius available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in Mauritius .mu.
Official websites Mauritius and .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Mauritius.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Mauritius.

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An overview of all the holidays in Mauritius available at .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Mauritius can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Mauritius can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Sources: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.