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Mauritius > Tourist information > Exchange rates, currency, payments and banks


The rupee (MUR) is the currency of Mauritius. Early March 2017, 1 US Dollar= 36.45 MUR, 1 Euro = 38.34 MUR, and 1 GBP = 44.74 MUR.

Several international banks have offices in Mauritius:  HSBC, Barclays Bank, Indian Ocean International Bank Ltd (State Bank of India), Deutsch Bank,  ...

Banking Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Banks are also open to coincide with the arrival and departure of international flights at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

Credit Cards
Banks and most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops accept credit cards.

Central bank

Bank of Mauritius is the central bank of the country.  It was modelled on the Bank of England. Bank of Mauritius has a regional office in Rodrigues. Its main office is located Sir William Newton Street in Port Louis.


Bank of Mauritius
official site of bank of mauritius: rupee exchange rates, currency converter, banknotes and coins, statistics, monetary policy, bank supervision, payment system, publications, and more.
Visa credit card
cash machine locator.
Mauritius Commercial Bank
web site of mauritius commercial bank.
Exchange Rate
exchange rates, currency news, money transfers and free rate alerts.
foreign exchange rates - oanda currency converter.
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