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Getting In and Around
: American citizens do not require a visa to enter Mauritius, but people from other countries do. Check the requirements for entry from your particular country in order to prevent any confusion.
: The laid-back atmosphere of Mauritius allows tourists to choose from a number of different modes of transportation. Public transportation is not only safe but also efficient and common. Several regular and express bus companies operate throughout Mauritius.
Taxis are another option, for more-individual and independent transportation. Taxis are available from any bus station, hotel, and from the airport.
Car and bike rentals can also be had. Many people choose to rent bikes at some point during their holiday so that they can take in the beauty of Mauritius at a slower pace.
Safety and Security
Generally speaking, Mauritius is a safe and stable island. Crime is relatively low, and the locals tend to be friendly. Be careful when swimming out at sea, as the waters can get rough during the night. Petty theft can also be an issue, so keep track of your belongings. It is best to go out in pairs in most places when touring the island.
For more information, check the U.S. Department of State
’s travel page on Mauritius.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has created a security ratings system called the Ibrahim Index
, wherein scores are based on each country’s quality of government. Before traveling to South Africa or anywhere on the continent, check the index and do your research.