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Mauritius > Tourist information > Entry requirements (visa)


A tourist visa for 6 months is required.

Eligible Criteria

(a) Hold a valid passport, where expiry date is at least six months beyond the date of stay;
(b) Hold valid return or onward tickets to country of origin or residence;
(c) Have confirmed booking for accommodation i.e. (hotel, or if sponsored by a Mauritian citizen, to produce evidence of sponsorship, stating name, address, profession, relationship, National Identity Card and telephone number);
(d) Have sufficient funds to meet the costs of stay i.e. (100 US Dollars per night);
(e) Be eligible to re-enter country of origin/residence;
(f) Do not engage in any gainful activities.

Application Procedure

Dully Fill and sign in application form available at

Provide the following documents :
-- Two recent passport size photographs;
-- Photocopy of data pages of passport; and  photocopy of residence/re-entry visa with 3 months validity where applicable.

An average of five working days is required for processing application for a visa provided all relevant documents are submitted. 


All imported animals and all other agricultural products need an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and a health certificate from the country of origin.


Passengers over 18 years of age 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, one quarter litre of Eau de Toilette and perfume not exceeding 100 ml.

A plant import permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, prior to the introduction of plants and plant materials including cuttings, flowers, bulbs, fresh fruits, vegetables and seeds.
It is prohibited to introduce sugarcane and parts thereof, soil micro organisms and invertebrate animals.

Drug trafficking carries very heavy penalties. Firearms and ammunitions need import permits and must be declared upon arrival.


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