Travel requirements

Travel requirements


Citizens of most countries do not need a visa or may obtain a visa on arrival to Mauritius for tourism purposes.

If you’re travelling on a British passport:

You don’t need a visa to enter Mauritius. You must ensure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay – no period of validity beyond this is required. Your passport should also have at least one blank page. Customs will stamp your passport which will validate entry for 60 days. You must be able to provide evidence of return or onward travel. If you are planning to work whilst in Mauritius, you must get a work permit before you travel.

Please consult the visa section of the Prime Minister's office to view more information.

Click here to view (i) lists of countries whose citizens are exempted from visa; (ii) lists of countries whose citizens are granted visa on arrival; and (iii) lists of countries whose citizens require a visa prior to undertaking their travel to Mauritius



  • Passengers over 18 years of age may import the following duty-free items: 250 grams of tobacco (cigars and cigarettes leaves and rolling tobacco are forbidden); either 2 litres of alcohol or I litre of alcohol and two litres of wine, ale or beer; 25cl of Eau de Toilette; and 10cl perfume.
  • A plant import permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture prior to the introduction of plants and plant materials in to Mauritius, including cuttings, flowers, bulbs, fresh fruits, vegetables and seeds. It is prohibited to introduce sugarcane and parts thereof, soil microorganisms and invertebrate animals.
  • Drug trafficking carries very heavy penalties.