Airport, Duty Free Shops, Lounges and Banks
The SSR (Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam) International Airport located in the south of the island is one hour away by car from the capital.
The airport is managed by AML (Airports of Mauritius Ltd), and the airport intends to increase the number of shops as well as to improve the services available there.
Several tour operators as well as Travel agencies have counters at the arrival terminal to welcome you or to help.
There are several restaurants such as Le Village (self service restaurant) and Voyage à la Carte. There is also a bar "Le Bar du Voyageur" where you can have snacks and drinks while waiting for your plane.
VIP lounge (La Terrasse) can accommodate a hundred departing passengers offering light snacks and drinks. Guests are provided with: newspapers, magazines, flight information, TV, washrooms, smoking area, fax and free Internet access and photocopy service. A public relations officer will assist you during your visit.
DUTY FREE SHOPS
Two duty free shops, Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co Ltd located in the departure lounge and in the arrival lounge, offer a wide range of perfumes, spirits, tobacco, chocolates and other refined products.
Made in Mauritius, in the departure lounge sells exclusive duty-free local products like clothes, accessories and spices.
Fast Track VIP Check in
Adult Fare: Euros 60
Child fare (below 13 yrs) : Euros 30
Infant (below 3 yrs) : Free of charge
This fee includes access to AML VIP car park, Porter service, check-in facilities, luggage screening, passenger screening, and immigration procedures, all in a matter of minutes. This fee also includes the Lounge basic facilities.
Normal track Check-in
Adult fare : Euros 30
Child fare (below 13 yrs ): Euros 20
Infant (below 3 yrs): Free of charge
This fee includes the use of AML/VIP Lounge and all the above mentioned basic facilities. For this fee, guests, should check-in at the main departure hall. Once the immigration facilities completed, passengers will proceed to the Lounge by the door situated next to the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce counter on the left just after immigration and security desks.
Air Mauritius Lounge is only open to first class and business class passengers flying with Air Mauritius and its partners.
The Mezzanine is reserved to the Business Class and can accommodate 100 passengers; and the other part of the lounge is for the First Class and can cater for 50 people. The lounge offers the following facilities: free Internet services, fax, satellite television, shower and magazines.
On arrival, you will find banking facilities just before the exit of the Tour Operators' Hall.
At departure, banks and money changers operate in the check-in hall. However, there are no banking facilities after immigration and passport control.
In both the departure and the arrival halls, services are offered by the following: Barclays, State Bank, The Mauritius Commercial Bank , Shibani Finance and Thomas Cook. Furthermore, Barclays, Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, State Bank, and The Mauritius Commercial Bank provide ATM services outside the arrival hall.
The customs formalities do not take a lot of time as well immigration formalities.
Taxis are easily available at any time.