Living in Mauritius guide for expats

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How has COVID-19 changed life in Mauritius?

Currently, there are no travel restrictions for foreigners in Mauritius. All health restrictions have also been lifted for the ...

Integrating as an expatriate in Mauritius

Moving abroad is not only about changing countries but also about integrating into a new culture and sharing the life of its ...

Mauritian gastronomy

Understanding a country's cuisine plays a significant role in comprehending the local culture. The following guide will give ...

Accommodation in Mauritius

Thanks to its idyllic setting, and its proximity to the African continent, India, Australia and Asia in general, this small ...

Buying a property in Mauritius

The Economic Development Board reminds us that any non-citizen, whether an individual or an investor, is allowed to ...

Emergency numbers in Mauritius

The list below contains emergency numbers in Mauritius, should you be in need for assistance at any ...

Labor market in Mauritius

The business climate in Mauritius is different from that in Western countries, Asia, etc. However, this small, prosperous ...

Health insurance in Mauritius

Public healthcare is free for all in Mauritius. As a result, hospitals and other public health centers, as is very common around ...

Recommended doctors in Mauritius

You might be needing medical assistance during your stay in Mauritius. provides you with a list of doctors recommended ...

The health system in Mauritius

Health is a major issue when moving abroad. Are expats eligible for the Mauritian health system? What are the conditions to be ...

Health risks in Mauritius

Mauritius is an attractive destination as most visitors (especially EU Nationals) do not require any vaccinations prior to coming ...

Phones, internet, and mail in Mauritius

Connecting to a landline, a mobile network, or the Internet will be one of the first things you do when you settle abroad ...

Work in Mauritius

For expatriates, finding a job in Mauritius needs not be daunting: it is possible to apply from abroad. Nevertheless, it is ...

Setting up a business in Mauritius

Mauritius is a world-renowned business center, ranked 1st in sub-Saharan Africa by the World Bank. It is the most relevant ...

Invest in Mauritius

Mauritius is an ideal destination for foreign investment. Besides a stable democracy, the Rule of Law, an independent legal ...

About Mauritius

The island state's political and economic situation has been stable since gaining independence on 12th March 1968, and it was eventually declared a republic in 1992, with a multi-party parliamentary democracy. Mauritius' natural wonders have resulted in the creation of countless luxury resorts, which provide foreign professionals in the tourism sector with five-star job opportunities and beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, a range of water and land-based activities will keep expatriates entertained in their free time ' from kitesurfing, hiking or horse riding after work, to playing golf on championship-standard courses over the weekend.

Wildlife tourism is also gaining in popularity on Mauritius, which has saved more bird species from extinction than any other country in the world; and you can even see giant tortoises roaming freely on île aux Aigrettes!

If that weren't enough, Mauritius deserves a round of applause for its standards of culinary excellence, whether in fine-dining restaurants or beach shacks serving fish fresh off the boat. The varied influences of the island's Indian, French, Chinese, and Creole communities have created a diversity of delicious dishes that will leave you tongue-tied. As will the variety of languages that reflect the range of cultures that exist on the island. The main languages spoken are French, which tends to be used in education and the media; Mauritian Creole, which is a French-based Creole that is spoken by around 90% of the population; and English, which is the official language of parliament. However, most Mauritians are bi-lingual or even tri-lingual, which makes it easier for expats to get by and make friends!

Since the times of being dependent mainly on sugar exports, the island has come a long way. It has built up strong financial services and outsourcing sector, and it now boasts one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. The strong earnings of its tourism industry also contribute greatly to the economy and, luckily for expatriates, future foreign investment and expatriate employment is likely to be welcome to further stimulate growth.

However, the republic does now need to focus on reducing inequality and boosting shared prosperity, as the low employment rate reveals an imbalance in the composition of labour in high-growth sectors. In the face of potentially rapid economic development, education and skills training of the island's inhabitants is imperative, as demand for labour in traditionally low-skilled sectors, such as sugar and textiles, has decreased.

Quick Information

Official Languages : English , Bhojpuri , French
Currency : Rupee
Area : 2040 Km2
Population : 1294104
Calling Code : +230
Timezone : Indian/Mauritius

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