Practical Information

Location: Indian Ocean, 650 km to the north-east of Mauritius

Climate:
Tropical, with 28 to 35° C in summer (October to May) 18 to 27°C in winter (June to September)

Capital:
Port Mathurin

Status:
Dependency of the Republic of Mauritius with autonomous status

Official Language:
English

Languages spoken:
Creole, French and English

Time Zone:
GMT +4 wintertime & + 5 summertime (from 26 October 2008 to 29 March 2009)

How to get there:
1hr20 by plane & 36 hours by sea from Mauritius

Passport / Visa:
Foreigners - a passport valid until 6 months after departure date & return ticket required. Mauritian citizens - A passport or national identity card. A visa is not necessary for most visitors.

Vaccination:
No compulsory vaccination

Currency:
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

Power supply:
220 Volts, 60 Hz


Banks: open from 09:00 to 15:00 week days closed during weekends


Driving: Driving is on the left hand side of the road. National or international driving licences are necessary