Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Visas are required by all Commonwealth nationals and are generally issued on arrival. Prohibited imports include some fresh food, soil, plants and plant material.
Traffic drives on the left. Visitors wishing to hire a car must be aged at least 23 and be in possession of a foreign driving licence. The wearing of seatbelts is mandatory.
Daily air services and a weekly ferry link Mauritius and Rodrigues. Taxis are regulated and metered.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and schistosomiasis (bilharzia).
There were 993,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.