Visa policy of Mauritius

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A foreign national wishing to enter Mauritius must obtain a visa prior to arrival, unless he or she is eligible for visa-free entry or eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.[1][2]

Under Mauritian law, all visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day), confirmed hotel reservation and documents required for their next destination. Business visits may not exceed 120 days within one calendar year and a maximum stay of 180 days in total (tourism and business) is granted within one calendar year.[2]

Visa policy map[edit]

  Visa exempt (90 days)
  Visa on arrival (60 days)
  Visa on arrival (14 days)

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following countries or territories may stay without a visa for 90 days:[1][2]

In addition, a visa-free stay of 90 days will be granted to:[1][2]

  • Holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of any country if not already exempt, except for Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen;
  • Holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations or any other internationally recognized organisation;
  • Holders of an Interpol passport when traveling on duty.

Spouses and children under 14 of nationals and residents of Mauritius do not need a visa.[2]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following 60 countries may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 60 days:[1][2]

Citizens of the following 5 countries may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 14 days:[1] [2]

Transit without a visa[edit]

Holders of confirmed onward tickets may transit through Mauritius without a visa for a maximum time of 24 hours. This is not applicable to nationals of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen.[2]

Passengers in transit must hold a travel document accepted for entry into Mauritius.

Merchant seamen in transit do not require a visa regardless of nationality or type of transport if the government is informed by the shipping company.[2]


Most visitors arriving to Mauritius were from the following countries or territories of residence:[4][5][6]

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