Mauritius travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Mauritius 🇲🇺

Mauritius is part of Africa with main city at Port Louis. Its Developing country with a population of 1M people. The main currency is Mauritius Rupee. The languages spoken are English. the Republic of Mauritius is the formal name of Mauritius It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~20.74 °C   🌧 ~69.71 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 1M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Mauritius. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’ in Mauritius.

issued date: December 21, 2018

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

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🌧 Rainfall

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General

🔌 Sockets

Mauritius uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Mauritius uses the Mauritian rupee (symbol: ?), code MUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 25 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 rupees and 50, 20 and 5 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Mauritius. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Mauritius. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Mauritius is on average 3.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mauritius is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 225.65 MUR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Chili (by MTML), Emtel or my.t. Mauritius uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mauritius upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Mauritius, dial +, then 230 (the country code for Mauritius), then the area code and the local number.

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Mauritius you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.

Last updated: September 2, 2019

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