Health and Safety

  • Tap water in Mauritius is usually safe to drink. However you need to take precaution in case of heavy rainfall and flooding. In such situations it is advisable to drink boiled or bottled water.
  • Use sun block when taking a sun bath on the beach. Always use a suntan lotion with hign sun protection factor if you have fair skin.
  • Avoid the use of street drugs. Illicit use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and designer drugs is illegal in Mauritius.
  • Pick-pockets do operate in the city of Port Louis (the Capital) and other major towns of the island, especially in crowded locations and busy pedestrianised streets. The central market in Port Louis and its vicinity including crowded bus stations are prime bases of operation. You have to take precautions with your money and belongings if you visit these places.

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