• Useful Information


Useful Information

Plants and parts of plants must be declared at customs, and some, like sugar cane or parts of it, are prohibited. If you are planning to bring in live animals, they will be subject to quarantine.
Firearms and ammunitions need import permits and have to be declared on arrival.
Drugs are totally prohibited, and drug traffickers are liable to high penalties. Even if the law provides for fast track trials for visitors, drug traffic is considered a serious crime and you might end up spending a long time in Mauritian prisons.
Visitors over 18 may import the following duty-free items:
  • 250 grams of tobacco (including cigars and cigarettes),
  • 1 litre of spirits,
  • 2  litres of wine, ale or beer,
  • 250ml Eau de Toilette
  • Perfume not exceeding 100 ml.
Nudism and topless sunbathing are not socially accepted on Mauritian beaches, and hotels do not allow it on their beaches. However, topless can sometimes be tolerated on isolated beaches.
Important Numbers:
  • Police: 999
  • Fire: 995
  • Samu: 114

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