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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Mauritius Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Mauritius

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Mauritius. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Mauritius

There are currently 342 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Mauritius. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 10 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Mauritius.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Mauritius

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Mauritius.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Mauritius from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Mauritius. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mauritius-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Ett utvecklat, politiskt stabilt land. Orkaner kan förekomma i november-maj. Chikungunyafeber och denguefeber kan förekomma i oktober-maj.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MU

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mauritius

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The Mauritian Government has announced that all economic, commercial and social activities can resume normal operations, with hygiene and social distancing measures in place. Wearing of facemasks in public, workplaces and on public transport remains mandatory. Borders remain closed with only specially authorised flights operating. If you are seeking to return ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritius

Individual rating changes for Mauritius

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Mauritius. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Mauritius changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Mauritius with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Mauritius changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Mauritius to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Mauritius to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Mauritius changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Mauritius with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Mauritius changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Mauritius with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Mauritius with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Mauritius with a rating of 2.0.

About Mauritius

Mauritius with its capital Port Louis is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC (2,040 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. The climate can be described as tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May). The landscape is small coastal plain rising to discontinuous mountains encircling central plateau. With a population of about 1.26 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Port Louis
Population about 1.26 million
Size 2.040 km²
Size comparable to almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages Bihari , English, French
Currency Rupee (short: MUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +230
Internet Top Level Domain .mu
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MUS
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 480

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Mauritius is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • degradation of coral reefs
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards
  • cyclones (November to April)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Mauritius. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. clothing
  3. food processing
  4. largely sugar milling
  5. metal products
  6. mining
  7. nonelectrical machinery
  8. textiles
  9. tourism
  10. transport equipment

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cattle
  3. corn
  4. fish
  5. goats
  6. potatoes
  7. pulses
  8. sugarcane
  9. tea

Mauritian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Mauritius.

Export products

  1. clothing
  2. cut flowers
  3. fish
  4. molasses
  5. primates (for research)
  6. sugar
  7. textiles

Import products

  1. capital equipment
  2. chemicals
  3. foodstuffs
  4. manufactured goods
  5. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Mauritius?

Mauritius is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Mauritius.

Is it safe to travel Mauritius in 2020?

Visiting the country Mauritius is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Mauritius?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Mauritius.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Mauritius?

There are currently 342 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Mauritius. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 10 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Mauritius.

What is the size of Mauritius?

Mauritius has a size of 2,040 km² or 788 mi² which is almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.