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Mauritius travel insurance

If you’re lucky enough to be going to Mauritius, you’re probably going to want to get some travel insurance. But before you buy, think about these things first to make sure you have the level of cover you need:

  • The cost of your trip – Unfortunately, sometimes things happen outside of your control meaning you have to cancel your holiday; if that’s the case, it’s good to know that you can cover costs
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – If you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
  • The total cost of your baggage
  • Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Mauritius from the FCDO

Our Coronavirus Travel Insurance is rated Superior by a leading UK Consumer Champion. All of our policies will cover you if you catch Coronavirus.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

What is covered with travel insurance to Mauritius?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Mauritius, have a read of our policy documents here.

We’ve listed some helpful facts, along with other important information which we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Mauritius.

CurrencyMauritian rupee
Most common languages spokenEnglish
CapitalPort Louis
PopulationApprox. 1.3 million
Plug typePlug type C and G
Driving sideLeft-hand side

Spring – September to November

Summer – December to February

Autumn – March to May

Winter – June to August

LawsLocal laws and customs

Do you need a visa for Mauritius?

No, you don’t need to apply for a visa to travel to Mauritius, but you will need proof of an onward journey or return travel. On arrival your passport will be stamped, and you’ll be allowed to stay in the country for up to 60 days.

Healthcare in Mauritius

The healthcare facilities in Mauritius can vary, but are generally in pretty good condition. There are public and private healthcare centres, but a lot of tourists choose to see private doctors at private hospitals, which can be costly. You should buy adequate travel insurance including any pre-existing medical conditions before you travel, so you can rest assured knowing you’re covered in case anything happens while abroad.

It’s also important to remember to speak to your GP at least four to six weeks before you travel, to check whether there are any vaccinations, or any other preventatives needed.

For more information about healthcare in Mauritius, visit the GOV.UK site here.

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Mauritius?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our specialised medical emergancy team.

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