You are here » home » Practical info » Plan your trip
Practical info

Plan your trip

3 October 2010

How to get there

From Paris CDG, 11 hours flight to Mauritius by Air France and Air Mauritius. Emirates Airlines offers the one-stop shopping destination in Dubai (15 hours). Corsair now offers flights from Paris Orly and Lyon St Exupery.

We suggest you to do the night flying with departures around 8.00 P.M., it goes faster especially if you have kids.

More information on

Your luggage

Luggage compartment

Weight of baggage allowance on Air Mauritius / Air France:
- 44 lbs in economy class
- 66 lbs in business class.
A label indicating legibly the name, permanent address and destination must be affixed to the outside of each checked bag. Please include your phone number.

Cabin luggage

You are entitled to only one cabin baggage weighing not more than 15.4 lbs. The addition of the width, length and height must not exceed 45.3 in.

In addition, are allowed a reasonable number of duty-free purchases, personal items and a laptop.

More information on

Passport & visa

Anyone making a trip to Mauritius must hold a passport valid for six months after the return date and have a return ticket. Nationals of the European Union do not need a visa.

Until December 31th, 2010, French citizens wishing to travel to Mauritius can now do so simply with valid ID, without registration. Today, this new initiative is for all the French in possession of an identity card and for all types of travelers without any restrictions. French nationals carry just their identity cards must meet the conditions of use:
- have an identity card valid for 6 months after return from travel
- be in possession of a return airline ticket
- justify a firm booking for accommodation
- have sufficient funds to cover their living expenses

More information on

Some useful addresses

Embassy of Mauritius in France (visas)

127 rue de Tocqueville, 75017 Paris
Phone number : +33 1 42 27 30 19
Visa Services: Open Monday to Friday from 10 A.M to 12.30 P.M

Mauritius Tourism Office

124 , boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris.
Phone number : +33 1 44 69 34 50.

More information on

Vaccines & Health

- No vaccinations are required for travelers coming from Europe. There is no malaria risk in Mauritius or Rodrigues.
- Pharmacies are very numerous, they are generally open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 A.M to 6.00 P.M or 7.00 P.M.
- Avoid drinking tap water.
- The doctors are not as well equipped as in Europe, but for large seed, we quickly join The Reunion Island and its excellent hospitals.

More information on