Expat news in Mauritius

Interview: Athina, host of a podcast on all things pregnancy and motherhood
Interview: Athina, host of a podcast on all things pregnancy and motherhood
Her podcast Lakaz Mama (A mother's home) aims to tackle all things pregnancy and motherhood in Mauritius. This Mauritian mom of two and HR professional, started the podcast to help out Mauritians and expats, either looking for support while embarking on the parenthood journey or facing issues such as infertility, postpartum depression… Meet Athina.
The third European Film Festival in Mauritius
Everyday life
The third European Film Festival in Mauritius
The third edition of the European Film Festival in Mauritius kicked off on Tuesday and will last until October 31. This year, it is being held under the theme “Resilience and Resistance”. Both the program and the choice of films convey a message of hope.
Tourist arrivals, revised health protocol in schools and more
Everyday life
Tourist arrivals, revised health protocol in schools and more
As of September, nearly 2,500 tourists had arrived in Mauritius, and many more are expected in the coming months. Besides, the Ministry of Education has revisited the health protocol for schools in case students have been in contact with a Covid-positive person.

Expat news

Pfizer for those willing to travel, Pandora Papers repercussions on Mauritius and much news
Everyday life
Pfizer for those willing to travel, Pandora ...
Approved vaccines for travelers who had received Sinopharm, repercussions of the Pandora Papers on Mauritius, FlySafair soon serving Mauritius…
Borders reopening: Expats finally breathe
Everyday life
Borders reopening: Expats finally breathe
Tourists are finally here. After 18 months, Mauritian hotels are breathing again. A reopening that happened without a hitch. However, operators are unanimous: it will take a few more months before tourism really takes off. As for expats, they're just happy to be able to get or get back to their home away from home.
Borders reopening, Air Mauritius not liquidated and other news...
Borders reopening, Air Mauritius not ...
Reopening of borders as from today 1st of October, Air Mauritius will not shut down and finally, less foreign workers in Mauritius.

Features

Mauritian creole expression: Pez nene bwar dilwil
Mauritian creole expression: Pez nene bwar ...
Once again, Expat.com brings to you one of the most popular Mauritian creole expressions: Pez nene bwar dilwil.
Taking care of yourself in Mauritius
Taking care of yourself in Mauritius
Self-care is a buzzword but so much more than that. We all need some time to sit back, sit with our thoughts and feelings and take care of ourselves either emotionally or physically. So here are a few ideas for you in Mauritius.
Recipe: Mauritian Tamarind Rice
Recipe: Mauritian Tamarind Rice
This week on the Expat Mag Mauritius: Mauritian Tamarind Rice. This vegetarian dish of Indian origin will awaken your taste buds. The dish can be served with a fricassee or a rougaille or just with vegetable pickles or a tomato chutney.
Why homesharing can be beneficial for expats
Accommodation
Why homesharing can be beneficial for expats
When leaving your country for a new adventure abroad, finding accommodation can be a major concern, whether you are moving alone or with your family. And it becomes especially difficult in times of COVID-19 and economic crisis to find affordable accommodation options. Homesharing is an interesting option not only for saving in terms of costs but also for a smoother transition.
Discover Trou d'Eau Douce: Where time is just a concept
Leisure
Discover Trou d'Eau Douce: Where time is ...
The Book Festival will take place in the coastal village of Trou d'Eau Douce this weekend 1st to 3rd of October. Nestled between Palmar and Beau-Champs, the small fishing village is often known as the meeting point to get to Ile aux Cerfs ... But there is more to Trou d'Eau Douce than just being a stopover.
Linzy Bacbotte: Mauritius' sweetheart
Linzy Bacbotte: Mauritius' sweetheart
She is one of Mauritius' most popular artists. Loved by all the singer, actor, vocal coach and entrepreneur became known by the public when she was just a child.

Expat interviews

Living and working in Mauritius from an expat's perspective
Everyday life
Living and working in Mauritius from an ...
A young and dynamic expat mum, Kaajal relocated to Mauritius a few years ago with her Mauritian husband and their twins. She is originally from the UK and is an English teacher. Kaajal talks to us about working and living in Mauritius with a family.
Ruth, mum of three, wife and full-time teacher from South Africa enjoying the island life
Ruth, mum of three, wife and full-time ...
Ruth found her village down here in Mauritius. It helps when this mum of three, wife and full-time teacher tries to juggle motherhood, her job and enjoying this island in the sun.
Start-up coach Marc IsraŰl's views on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa
Work
Start-up coach Marc IsraŰl's views on the ...
Despite the global health crisis, the African region, especially Mauritius, is still attractive to international and African entrepreneurs. Marc Israël, a French expat who has lived in Mauritius for 21 years, start-up coach, founder of the Entrepreneurs Talk Africa podcast, and angel investor, talks to us about the region's potential and the subtleties within the African business community.

Global edition articles

Genders and expatriation: the five most LGBTQIA+ and no binary friendly countries
Everyday life
Genders and expatriation: the five most ...
In an era of reaffirmation of identities, thriving cultures have been recognizing and integrating no binary and LGBTQIA+ people through social politics, laws, and cultural representation. From a critical gender perspective, some countries are acknowledging not only two sexes (men/women), but a plurality of them, expanding the possibilities of gender and sexual orientation. 
The adventure of a Dominican expat in Finland
Everyday life
The adventure of a Dominican expat in Finland
Born in the Dominican Republic, Dolores is a psychologist. Having lived in Spain for 19 years, she also has Spanish nationality. But two years ago, she relocated to Finland, where she founded an association of Dominican professionals. She talks to us about her expat experience in her new home.
New COVID-19 situation in Australia and New Zealand
Everyday life
New COVID-19 situation in Australia and New ...
Covid came unexpectedly and struck the whole world. Between lockdowns and “waves”, some regions have dealt with it better than others. Notably, Australia and New Zealand were among the countries famous for their strict measures, and they proudly showed that they have managed to keep for a while the number of cases at a minimum. But at what cost?