Here you will find important tips and useful information for Mauritius.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Mauritius rupee MUR
Currency exchange rate
MUR 100 = ~ CHF 2.80 ; CHF 1 = ~ MUR 35.71 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Cash payment in USD, EUR, or CHF partly possible in tourist areas
+ 3 h / + 2 h during our summer time
French and Creole
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Tourists must show confirmation of hotel booking upon arrival.
Port Louis, 2 Jules Koenig
Tel. +230 427 55 07
9.15 - 15.15 h (Mon - Thu)
9.15 - 15.30 h (Fri)
9.15 - 11.15 h (Sat)
9.30 - 19.30 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
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