Mauritius Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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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 a value of:
MUR 15,000.- for nationals of Mauritius of 12 years of age and over;
MUR 7,500.- for nationals of Mauritius of less than 12 years of age;
MUR 7,500.- for all other passengers (no age limit).
The allowances are per passenger and can not be combined with others.
3. Only for tourists:
- clothes and other personal effects:
- instruments for personal use:
- 1 sporting fire-arm with max. 50 cartridges if it will be re-exported.

Prohibited: all water pipe tobacco products.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

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.


All animals incl. animal material need an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Environment Mauritius, 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 first airport of entry in Mauritius.

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


Currency Import regulations:


Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Mauritian Rupee - MUR) in 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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