The first thing that you have to worry about is the visa. For Indians, the process is made easy with a visa on arrival. All you have to do is ensure a few things. These include keeping your passport and hotel bookings ready when getting the visa at the airport. Your passport should have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure and you must carry a minimum of US$ 600 or a credit card with a credit limit of INR 75,000 at the very least for a couple. Customs in Mauritius allow the entry of 250g of tobacco products, 50 cigars, or 200 cigarettes, 100ml of perfume, or 250ml of eau de toilette for personal use. The tourist visa has a maximum validity of 60 days from the date of issue.
Currency is one of the issues that tourists have but you won’t have to worry about it with these Mauritius travel tips about money. You can get the currency exchanged at the Sir Seewoosagur RamgoolamInternaltional Airport if you want the local currency. However, if you are carrying the money in US dollars, you can rest easy since it is widely accepted in the country. There are numerous banks all over the island where you can get your money. These banks are open from 9:15 am to 3:15 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9:15 am to 11:15 am on Saturdays. The recommended withdrawal amount is MUR 15000 at a time. More than that and your money can get stuck in the ATM.
There are many things that you have to know before going to Mauritius and one of them is what to carry while on vacation. Remember to pack for hot days and carry only cotton clothing. The climate is extremely humid and the nights get a bit cold. If you are a fan of the beaches, carry swimwear. Appropriate dresses should be worn at the places of worship. Since rain is a common sight, you might want to carry an umbrella. Other carry on items include sunglasses, sunscreens, prescriptions, lip balm, tissues, and mosquito repellents.
Other Mauritius travel tips include a wide range of things like driving on the left side of the road, not trusting Google Maps since they are not optimized for the island, avoiding buses after 6 pm, following the guide, being aware of the thugs at the airport, not bargaining, buying from the local supermarkets, and eating food that you can trust. You can drink the tap water in the country since it is quite safe and will save you a lot of money as well.