Mauritius Visa Requirements

A visa is an official acknowledgement issued by the Immigration Office/Embassy/Consular of Mauritius, indicating that your application to enter Mauritius has been reviewed by an Immigration Officer and that the officer has determined you are eligible to enter or transit in Mauritius for a specific purpose.

A visa, therefore, simply allows the bearer to travel to Mauritius up a port of entry and does not implicitly guarantee right of admission into Mauritius. The final decision to admit a non-citizen rests with the Immigration Officer after examination at the point of entry in Mauritius. He/she decides how long the person can stay for any particular visit.

Categories of persons who are exempted from Visa

The following are exempted from Visa Regulations:-

(a) Citizens of Mauritius;

(b) Persons who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act;

(c) The Spouse of a citizen of Mauritius;

(d) The child or step child or lawfully adopted child of persons referred to at (a) and (b) above;

(e) Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen;

(f) Crew of a vessel travelling on duty or in transit to join another vessel;

(g) Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or from other internationally recognized organizations, and;

(h) Persons who intend to remain in Mauritius only during the stay of a vessel by which they arrive and depart.

Who Needs a Visa?
» All persons coming from countries which are not exempted from visa requirements - Please refer to Visa Requirement Country-wise (See below).
» All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than Tourism, Visit or Business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel.

General Information
» Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier's cost.
» Any person who stays in Mauritius after the expiry of the period for which he obtained a visa or entry permit as the case may be, shall commit an offence and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court of Law.
» Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius as tourists/visitors are not allowed to engage in any gainful activities or apply for extension of visa to follow studies/training courses.
» Any person who wishes to seek employment or to engage in any gainful occupation in Mauritius will not be allowed to enter Mauritius unless he is the holder of valid residence permit and a work permit issued by the Mauritian Authorities.
» Prospective students are advised to travel to Mauritius only after their application for study/training in Mauritius has been approved.
» Non-Citizens coming to celebrate their marriage in Mauritius should comply with the requirements of Civil Status Act.
» A non-citizen coming to get married to a Mauritian should fulfill the requirements under the Civil Status Act.
» Non-citizens coming to Mauritius for business may apply for an Occupation Permit to Passport and Immigration Officer through Board of Investment as Investor, Self-Employed and Professional.

Visa Requirement Country-wise

S/NoCountryRequirement
1AfghanistanVisa required prior to travel.
2AlbaniaVisa for sixty days on arrival
3AlgeriaVisa for two weeks on arrival
4AndorraVisa for sixty days on arrival
5AngolaNo visa required
6Antigua and BarbudaNo visa required
7ArgentinaNo visa required
8ArmeniaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
9AustraliaNo visa required.
10AustriaNo visa required.
11AzerbaijanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
12BahamasNo visa required.
13BahrainNo visa required.
14BangladeshVisa required prior to travel.
15BarbadosNo visa required.
16BelarusVisa for sixty days on arrival.
17BelgiumNo visa required.
18BelizeNo visa required.
19BeninVisa for sixty days on arrival.
20BhutanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
21BoliviaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
22Bosnia & HerzegovinaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
23BotswanaNo visa required.
24BrazilNo visa required.
25Brunei DarussalamNo visa required.
26BulgariaNo visa required.
27Burkina FasoVisa for sixty days on arrival.
28BurundiNo visa required.
29CambodiaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
30CamerounVisa for sixty days on arrival.
31CanadaNo visa required.
32Cape VerdeNo visa required.
33ChileNo visa required.
34ChinaNo visa required.
35ColombiaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
36ComorosVisa for two weeks on arrival.
37Congo (Brazzaville)No visa required 
38Central African Rep.Visa for sixty days on arrival.
39Democratic Rep. of CongoNo visa required 
40Costa RicaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
41Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)Visa for sixty days on arrival.
42CroatiaNo visa required
43CubaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
44CyprusNo visa required.
45Czech Republic (ex Czechoslovakia)No visa required.
46DenmarkNo visa required
47DjiboutiVisa for sixty days on arrival.
48DominicaNo visa required.
49Dominican RepublicVisa for sixty days on arrival.
50EcuadorVisa for sixty days on arrival.
51EgyptNo visa required
52El SalvadorVisa for sixty days on arrival.
53Equatorial GuineaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
54EritreaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
55Estonia RepublicNo visa required.
56EthiopiaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
57FijiNo visa required.
58FinlandNo visa required.
59FranceNo visa required.
60GabonNo visa required.
61GambiaNo visa required.
62GeorgiaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
63GermanyNo visa required.
64GhanaNo visa required.
65GreeceNo visa required.
66GrenadaNo visa required.
67Guinea / Guinea BissauVisa for sixty days on arrival.
68GuatemalaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
69GuyanaNo visa required.
70HaitiVisa for sixty days on arrival.
71HondurasVisa for sixty days on arrival.
72Hong KongNo visa required 
73HungaryNo visa required.
74IcelandNo visa required.
75IndiaNo visa required.
76IndonesiaVisa required prior to travel.
77IranVisa required prior to travel.
78IraqVisa required prior to travel.
79IrelandNo visa required.
80IsraelNo visa required.
81ItalyNo visa required.
82JamaicaNo visa required.
83JapanNo visa required.
84JordanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
85KazakhstanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
86KenyaNo visa required.
87KiribatiNo visa required.
88Korea (South Republic)No visa required.
89Korea (North)Visa required prior to travel.
90KuwaitNo visa required.
91Kyrgyzstan Rep.Visa for sixty days on arrival.
92LaosVisa required prior to travel.
93LatviaNo visa required.
94LesothoNo visa required.
95LebanonVisa for sixty days on arrival.
96LiberiaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
97LibyaVisa required prior to travel.
98LiechtensteinNo visa required.
99LithuaniaNo visa required.
100LuxemburgNo visa required.
101Macau SARNo visa required.
102Macedonia (ex Yugoslav Rep.)Visa for sixty days on arrival.
103MadagascarVisa for two weeks on arrival.
104MalawiNo visa required.
105MalaysiaNo visa required.
106MaldivesNo visa required.
107MaliVisa required prior to travel.
108MaltaNo visa required.
109MauritaniaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
110Marshall IslandVisa for sixty days on arrival.
111MexicoNo visa required.
112MicronesiaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
113MoldovaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
114MonacoNo visa required.
115MongoliaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
116MoroccoVisa for sixty days on arrival.
117MozambiqueNo visa required
118Myanmar (Burma)Visa for two weeks  on arrival
119NamibiaNo visa required
120NauruNo visa required.
121NepalVisa for sixty days on arrival.
122NetherlandsNo visa required.
123New ZealandNo visa required.
124NicaraguaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
125NigerVisa for sixty days on arrival.
126NigeriaVisa for two weeks on arrival.
127NorwayNo visa required.
128OmanNo visa required.
129PakistanVisa required prior to travel.
130PalauVisa for sixty days on arrival.
131Palestinian StateVisa required prior to travel.
132PanamaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
133Papua New GuineaNo visa required.
134ParaguayNo visa required.
135PeruVisa for sixty days on arrival.
136PhilippinesVisa required prior to travel.
137PolandNo visa required.
138PortugalNo visa required.
139QatarNo visa required.
140Reunion IslandNo visa required.
141RomaniaNo visa required.
142RwandaNo visa required.
143Russian Federation (Russia)No visa required.
144Saharawi RepublicVisa required prior to travel.
145Samoa (Western)No visa required.
146San MarinoNo visa required.
147Sao Tome & PrincipeVisa for sixty days on arrival.
148Saudi ArabiaNo visa required.
149SenegalVisa for sixty days on arrival.
150SeychellesNo visa required.
151Sierra LeoneNo visa required.
152SingaporeNo visa required.
153SloveniaNo visa required.
154SlovakiaNo visa required.
155Solomon IslandsNo visa required.
156SomaliaVisa required prior to travel.
157South AfricaNo visa required.
158SpainNo visa required.
159St Kitts  and NevisNo visa required.
160St LuciaNo visa required.
161St Vincent & GrenadinesNo visa required.
162SurinameNo visa required.
163Sri LankaVisa required prior to travel.
164SudanVisa required prior to travel.
165South SudanVisa required prior to travel.
166SyriaVisa required prior to travel.
167SwazilandNo visa required
168SwedenNo visa required.
169SwitzerlandNo visa required.
170TajikistanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
171TaiwanVisa required prior to travel.
172TanzaniaNo visa required.
173TchadNo visa required.
174ThailandVisa for sixty days on arrival.
175Timor LesteVisa for sixty days on arrival.
176TogoVisa for sixty days on arrival.
177TongaNo visa required.
178Trinidad & TobagoNo visa required.
179TunisiaNo visa required.
180TurkeyNo visa required.
181TurkmenistanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
182TuvaluNo visa required.
183UgandaNo visa required.
184UkraineVisa for sixty days on arrival.
185United Arab EmiratesNo visa required.
186United KingdomNo visa required.
187United States of AmericaNo visa required.
188UzbekistanVisa for sixty days on arrival.
189UruguayVisa for sixty days on arrival.
190VanuatuNo visa required.
191VaticanNo visa required.
192VenezuelaVisa for sixty days on arrival.
193VietnamVisa required prior to travel.
194YemenVisa required prior to travel.
195Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro)Visa for sixty days on arrival.
196ZambiaNo visa required.
197ZimbabweNo visa required.

The above information was correct at time of publication..05th March 2016.

Source: http://passport.gov.mu/English/Passport%20and%20Visa%20Requirement%20in%20Mauritius/Pages/Visa-Requirements-in-Mauritius.aspx