In order to visit Mauritius, a foreign citizen must first get a visa before arriving, unless they are entitled for visa-free entry or are able to receive a visa on arrival in the country.
To enter the country, all visitors must provide evidence of adequate finances to support their stay (a minimum of US$100 per day), a confirmed hotel reservation, and any documentation necessary for their next destination, according to Mauritian legislation. Business visits are limited to no more than 120 days in a calendar year, while a total stay of 180 days (including tourist and business) is permitted in a calendar year.
Entry into Mauritius
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Mauritius. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19. Prior to their arrival, all passengers must complete the Mauritius All-in-One Travel Form. Health or travel insurance that covers COVID-19-related expenses is no longer required, but is strongly recommended.
The criteria to apply for a visa is straight forward. If you follow the criteria and provide all relevant documents, you should have no problem obtaining a visa. The criteria is listed below.
Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with at least one visa page remaining vacant.
Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.
Maintain documentation proving the reason of your travel.
Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.
The typical processing time for visa applications and issuance is five business days, assuming all appropriate documents are supplied.
Visa appointment wait times can vary from situation to situation. The seasonal volume of work and number of pending applicants also affect the estimated duration of the wait. However, the majority of wait times range between 60 and 120 days, depending on your specific circumstances.
Who Can Visit Mauritius Without a Visa?
The following Countries can enter Mauritius without a visa:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Faroe Islands
- French Guiana
- French Polynesia
- French West Indies
- Hong Kong
- New Caledonia
- North Macedonia
- Palestatian Territories
- Saint kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- San Marino
- South Africa
- St Helena
- St Maarten
- St Pier and Miquelon
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobego
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Vatican City
- Wallace an Futuna
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What if my visa is refused?
There are several types of visas available. Each visa is for a different purpose of visit, it is important you apply for the correct visa for the duration of your stay. The visas available are:
- Tourist visas are available to foreign nationals who wish to visit for pleasure.
- Visa on arrival and eVisa are also options for the same purpose.
- Those who wish to visit Mauritius for business purposes can obtain a business visa, while connecting flights can obtain a transit visa.
What To Do If Your Mauritius Visa is Refused
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Schengen visa and the reasons for the cancellation.
Visa exemption for stays up to ninety days. The traveller must possess a passport that is valid for at least six months upon entry and has at least one blank visa page. Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Foreign tourists who overstay on a visa are typically labelled “undesirable persons” and may receive a ban from Mauritius, which prohibits them from applying for a visa and reentering the country for a period of time. You may also be subject to a daily fine if you overstay your visa.
There is no limit on the quantity of physical currency/Bearer Negotiable Instruments/precious stones and metals, including gold, diamond, and jewellery, or high-value commodities, including works of art, that may be brought into or exported from Mauritius.