Anyone travelling to Mauritius should, as with any holiday, inform themselves regarding any health risks before they go. The healthcare system in Mauritius is good, with a state-provided hospital and a private hospital. Besides that, there are numerous medical practices throughout the island.
- National Hospital Sir Seeqoosagur Ramgoolam (state): Pamplemousses, tel. +230 243 8965; +230 209 3500
- City Clinic (private): 102 - 106 Sir Edgar Laurent Street, Port Louis, tel. +230 206 1600; www.cityclinicgroup.mu
- Free phone number for accidents and emergency services: +230 114
- Emergency police number: +230 112
The exact addresses and telephone numbers are available at your accommodation, or on the website of the Mauritius Ministry of Health and Quality of Life.
We recommend bringing, besides any prescribed medication you may have, something to counteract allergies, mosquito bites, diarrhea, and indigestion, as well as painkillers. You can find the appropriate products in any pharmacy.
Mauritius is safe from malaria and yellow fever. Visitors who are more than 1 year old and who are travelling from a region affected by yellow fever, or who have been in such a region within the last six days, must have a yellow fever vaccination before travelling. In recent years, there have been very few cases of dengue fever in Mauritius' inner regions, spread by the aedes mosquito. You can avoid being bitten by using mosquito repellent or by wearing clothes with sleeves in the morning and evening hours.
There are no dangerous animal species in Mauritius.
We recommend that you take out health insurance, including repatriation insurance. This will ensure that any unforeseen healthcare costs are covered during your holiday, and will also mean that, should you need to be transported back to your country of residence for medical reasons, the costs for this will be covered by your insurance company.