Mauritius Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs

Import regulations:

1. Free import by passengers of 18 years of age and over:
- 250 grams of smoking tobacco products;
- 1 liter of spirits and 2 liters of wine, ale or beer.
2. gifts or goods for personal use, up to following values if:
- arriving on international flights:
MUR 30,000.- for nationals of Mauritius of 12 years of age and over;
MUR 15,000.- for nationals of Mauritius of less than 12 years of age;
MUR 15,000.- for all other passengers (no age limit).
- arriving from Rodrigues Isl.:
MRU 20,000.- for all passengers of 12 years and older;
MUR 10,000.- for all passengers below 12 years of age.
The allowances are per passenger and can not be combined with others.
3. clothes and other personal effects;
4. instruments for personal use, only for tourists.

For more information please refer to: www.mra.mu/index.php/import-export-others/travellers .

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Arms and ammunition require a Police permit, issued prior to arrival.
Tourists are allowed to import, without paying duties or taxes, one sporting fire-arm and max. 50 cartridges, provided it will be re-exported within 6 months after arrival.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: www.cites.org.

Plants and plant material including cuttings, flowers, bulbs, fresh fruit, vegetables and seeds: plant import permit previously obtained from Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Environment. All plant material must be declared to Customs immediately on arrival and is subject to examination.

Prohibited: sugarcane and parts thereof; fresh fruit from Asia East of 60% longitude including India and Pakistan, soil and micro-organisms.

Pets:

All animals incl. animal material need an import permit from the Veterinary Service of Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, obtained in advance and a sanitary certificate from the country of origin. All animals must be declared to Customs immediately on arrival and landing is only allowed if the certificate issued by the Veterinary Authorities of the exporting country is in conformity with the Import Permit. Quarantine: dogs and cats: 1-3 months depending on country of origin; birds: 3 weeks.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of the final destination in Mauritius or Rodrigues.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Mauritius if the passengers do not leave the transit area.


Currency

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Mauritian Rupee - MUR) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding MUR 500,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Mauritian Rupee - MUR) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding MUR 500,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies must be declared.


Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers on embarkation at the airport.

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