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Mauritius has a tropical climate that can be broadly divided into two seasons. From November to April, it is summer with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 27 degrees Celsius. From May to October, it is Autumn with average temperatures between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius. The climate in Mauritius is warm throughout the year!
Mauritius experiences natural disasters primarily in the form of cyclones, with most occurring between December and April. However, cyclones in Mauritius typically move in and out relatively quickly.
Mauritius uses the Mauritian Rupee (MUR) as its currency. It is advisable to bring US Dollars or Euros to exchange at the airport in Mauritius. As for how much to exchange, if your hotel accommodations are already prepaid, you may only need cash for shopping or dining out for lunch. Many places now accept credit cards. However, there are still some places that only accept cash, such as local markets, street vendors, and taxis. If your itinerary in Mauritius is not pre-planned and you decide on activities once you’re there, it’s a good idea to have some cash on hand, as some activity providers and transportation services may only accept cash payments.
The primary languages in Mauritius are English, French, and the local Creole language. English is widely spoken and understood, although some locals may speak it with a French or Creole accent, so it’s still quite accessible for most English speakers.
The food quality in hotels is typically well-maintained. However, street vendors may not always adhere to the same hygiene standards. Whether or not you’ll have dietary adjustments largely depends on your individual tolerance. If you have a sensitive stomach, it’s advisable to avoid street food.
No, you don’t need to. Mauritius, although located near Africa, is not in an endemic region, so vaccinations before or after your visit are not required.
Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to visit Mauritius for tourism purposes, and they are typically granted a visa-free stay for a certain duration upon arrival. The exact visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. It’s essential to check the specific visa requirements and regulations that apply to your country of citizenship before traveling to Mauritius. You can contact the nearest Mauritian embassy or consulate or visit the official website of the Passport and Immigration Office of Mauritius for up-to-date information on visa requirements.
Currently as of 2023, Singaporean/Malaysian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Mauritius.