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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 travel insurance for hazardous activities policy
  • The total cost of your baggage
  • Also, don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Mauritius from the FCO

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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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
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • 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.

Currency

Mauritian rupee

Most common languages spoken

English

Capital

Port Louis

Continent

Africa

Population

Approx. 1.3 million

Plug type

Plug type C and G

Driving side

Left-hand side

Seasons

Spring - September to November

Summer - December to February

Autumn - March to May

Winter - June to August

Laws

Local 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.

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