A foreign national wishing to enter Mauritius must obtain a visa prior to arrival, unless they are eligible for visa-free entry or eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.
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.
Holders of passports issued by the following 115 countries or territories may stay without a visa for 90 days:
In addition, a visa-free stay of 90 days will be granted to:
Spouses and children under 14 of nationals and residents of Mauritius do not need a visa.
Citizens of the following 60 countries may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 60 days:
Citizens of the following 5 countries may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 14 days:
Citizens of the following 16 countries and territories require a visa in order to enter Mauritius.
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 the following countries:
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.
In October 2020, Government of Mauritius launched the Premium Travel visa as a response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the Mauritian tourist trade. The visa is open to anyone who can show they have the financial resources to support themselves to live in Mauritius. The visa does not allow holders to accept a job in the Mauritian economy.
Most visitors arriving to Mauritius were from the following countries or territories of residence:
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