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How To Get in Mauritius

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By plane

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (IATA: MRU +230 603 6000) in Plaisance in the southeast of the island is the main gateway for travellers from abroad.

  • Air Mauritius serves as its home carrier, serving a network of routes to the local islands as well as to international destinations across Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia.
  • Regional airlines:
  • Air Austral, Air Madagascar and Air Seychelles  link Mauritius with the nearby islands.
  • Internationale Fluggesellschaften wie Air France, Emirates, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Condor , South African Airways, Air India , Meridiana, Kenya Airways, Egypt Air, Malaysia Airlines und Corsairfly.

The arrivals hall can be quite crowded in the morning when most flights arrive from Europe. Immigration officials tend to be quite slow and the whole immigration process can be a frustrating experience.

Visitors must provide accommodation details to the Immigration Department on arrival. If you are coming to Mauritius from a country where malaria is endemic, you may receive a visit from the National Health Service and be required to provide a blood sample for malaria screening.

By sea

Ships arriving at the port are mainly cargo ships. The Mauritius Pride and the Trochetia are the Mauritian ships that usually sail to and from Reunion Island, Rodrigues Island and Madagascar. Costa Cruises ships have recently started a cruise through the Indian Ocean with a visit to Mauritius.

In April 2008, a one-way boat flight from Tamatave in Madagascar to Mauritius cost 275 euros in first class and 255 euros in second class, compared with 212 euros for a flight from Antananarivo on Air Madagascar. The journey takes at least four days, more if you travel via Reunion. A boat leaves every other Wednesday.

If you try to go directly to the port in Tamatave, you can negotiate with a boatman for a berth without a cabin. A visit to the Nautical Club in Tamatave to enquire about yachts that might sail to Mauritius rarely yields positive results.

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