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 US$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][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Visa Requirements in Mauritius
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Mauritius on the short-stay visa waiver
  4. ^ Table 27 - Tourist arrivals by country of residence, 2005 - 2014
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