Travel documents and visa
Travel formalities vary according to passenger profiles. Find out which ones apply to you, and be thorough, since missing or non-compliant documents may unfortunately result in being unable to travel.

International travel

Passport validity, visa and other travel requirements

It is strongly recommended that, before leaving on a trip, you check the entry and travel requirements with the competent authorities of the destination(s) you intend to visit and/or the country/countries where you will be in transit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you possess all required travel documents according to the specified standards.

Some countries additionally require that the passport is valid for a minimum period beyond your trip — usually six months. For instance,

Originating from Mauritius: Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date.

To Mauritius: Passport must be valid beyond the intended period of stay in Mauritius.

In addition to your return ticket and a valid passport, some authorities also require a visa, a health certificate,insurance cover or other documents such as a hotel reservation or your host's contact information (exact address and telephone number). Some authorities require that you leave at least two side-by-side blank pages in your passport for visa on arrival.

Visit the IATA Travel Centre before your trip for information about travel requirements of the countries you will be visiting or transiting. You must especially check with the relevant authorities of those countries.


Transit passengers must hold a valid passport or passport replacing document accepted to enter Mauritius.

For Indian nationals travelling to Mauritius

Upon arrival in Mauritius, Indian nationals are eligible for a visa for a maximum stay of 60 days, provided they hold:

a confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius
a sponsorship letter
a confirmed booking for return flight
sufficient funds for expenses during their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day)

Air Mauritius will accept passengers with confirmed booking for a return flight within 60 days. If passengers hold a ticket for a stay beyond 60 days, they must apply for a visa from the Mauritius High Commission in Delhi prior to departure.

For foreign nationals travelling to India

Online Visa Application

Visa applications have to be made online. All visa applicants are required to do the following :

a. Log on to the website
b. Select the Mission as Mauritius-Port Louis, if you are a citizen of Mauritius
c. Fill in all the mandatory items marked by red star (*) and obtain a print out of the application
d. Applicants are then requested to produce the print out of the application along with their passport, two passport size photographs, and other required supporting documents at the visa counter of the High Commission.

Visa exemption for Indian and Chinese nationals travelling to Reunion

Chinese and Indian nationals no longer need a visa for stays of up to 15 days. To organise their stay, they have three options:

They may buy an entire package tour (flight + accommodation) from a travel agency in China or India offering Reunion Island as a destination. This agency will then contact an incoming agency on Reunion Island with a licence to request visa waivers.
Or they may apply to an incoming agency on Reunion Island which can also sell a package tour (list on our website:
Or they may book their flight directly with the airline and apply to a local agency with a licence to organise their stay (accommodation, activities, transport on the island etc.)

Choose one of these three options to benefit from professional advice, and thus enjoy a top-quality holiday on our island, as well as the handling of administrative formalities regarding the visa waiver. View the list of agencies registered as tour and holiday operators (ROVS) ATOUT France with a licence to proceed with these formalities: [Available in French]

Should your stay exceed 15 days, you will need to apply for a visa at the French consulate or embassy.
You may also go on a 24-hr visa run to Mauritius then come back to Reunion Island, provided you organise your second stay via one of the three options detailed above.
The maximum duration of authorised stay on Reunion Island is 90 days per 6-month period for up to 15 days at a time.
Please note, given that Reunion Island is not part of the Schengen area, so a visa for mainland France is not valid. Please consult a French embassy or consulate.

Formalities for UK nationals to enter Mauritius

Visa is not required for UK passport holders when entering Mauritius. UK nationals need to have a passport valid beyond the intended period of stay. You are advised to check with the local authorities for any other required document.

For enquiries, you may contact :

The Mauritius High Commission
32 Elvaston Place,
Queensgate, South Kensington,
London SW7 5NW
Tel: 0207 581 0294

Domestic travel to/from Rodrigues

The documents listed below must be presented at check-in for the identification of passengers travelling by air to and from Rodrigues. Foreign nationals proceeding to Rodrigues should also hold a return ticket over and above the following documents:

Adult passenger (above 18 years)

A passport that is valid for the period of intended stay. For Mauritian nationals, either a valid passport or the National Identity Card may be used.

Accompanied minors (under 18 years)

In the absence of a valid passport, parents to produce birth certificate or a valid bus pass or other identification document issued by a recognized Educational/training institution.

Unaccompanied minors (under 18 years)

Are required to produce a valid passport or a valid bus pass or other identification document issued by a recognized Educational/training institution.

In the absence of above-mentioned documents, a minor to produce an identity document issued by the Police Station of his/her locality.

Note: All documents presented should be originals and not copies.

Security charges applicable at the 8 international airports of Madagascar

Security charges are payable by passengers departing from the following airports: Antananarivo-Ivato, Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Toamasina, Mahajanga, Toliara, Sainte-Marie and Taolagnaro. These charges also apply to any freight that is being shipped from or disembarked at these airports and also to all other users and economic operators operating at these airports.
For passengers and freight charges, secured coupons can be bought at outlets available at all these airports and which are covered in the opening hours of the airports as well as in designated sales outlets. Users can get these coupons either on the day of departure, or in advance. Unused coupons have no expiration date.
Receipts are systematically provided to users who must present them at checkpoints before going through immigration formalities. Non-payment of the charge will entail denied boarding of the passenger.

Passengers in direct transit, passengers taking their flight after a forced landing, babies (aged two years or less), passengers of State aircrafts, passengers requiring medical evacuation, cabin crew and technical conveyor operators who are on duty are exempted of these royalties.
National freight which are subjected to these charges at the time of boarding are exempted of same during landing.

New Immigration Regulations for travel from/to South Africa

Effective 1st June 2015, South African authorities implement immigration regulations that concern all travellers under the age of 18, travelling into/out of/transiting South Africa.

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Passengers visiting Mauritius for any purpose other than tourism or business must obtain prior authorization from the Mauritius Passport and Immigration Office before undertaking their trip.
Any person who stays in Mauritius beyond the period granted on their visa or entry permit is committing an offense and may be subject to legal proceedings.


For all matters concerning your flight or our conditions of carriage, please feel free to consult our Conditions of Carriage or contact your local Air Mauritius office.