Passport / Visa
While citizens of most European and African countries do not need a visa for touristic travels, a visa can be required either prior to travel or upon arrival – use the website of the Passport and Immigration Office to check for individual requirements. All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than tourism, visit or business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel. Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen, and Laissez-passer issued from internationally recognized organizations are exempt from visa regulations. A visa does allow the bearer to travel to Mauritius, while the final admission for entering rests upon the Immigration Officer at the point of entry.