​Safety & Security – Mauritius

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Travel Alert

Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments in Mauritius.

Travel Alert

Mauritius is generally a safe destination in our opinion. Although there is some petty crime, there is no reason for concern – as long as you take normal safety precautions as you would at home, you should be fine. Always take care of your personal belongings and don’t leave valuables lying around. Make sure to lock all doors and windows when going out, especially in self-catering accommodation.

Below are tips on staying safe in Mauritius.

Staying Safe in Cities & Towns

Always be alert when visiting unfamiliar towns and cities. Take advice from your hotel before heading out. It is advisable to use taxis when going out at night; walking around after dark is not recommended. For more safety tips that apply to African cities in general:

Other Tips on Staying Safe

Please read the pages below regarding malaria and vaccination information for Mauritius, and general travel safety precautions.

Governments' Travel Advice

Please use the links below for governments’ travel advice on Mauritius.

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