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Mauritius customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Mauritius to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Mauritius make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Mauritius customs regulations.

Import regulations in Mauritius

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 250g of tobacco and tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 1 litre of spirits and 2 litres of wine and beer
  • or 2 litres of spirits;
  • or 4 litres of wine and beer.

Cash limit

  • Currency of more than Rs500,000 must be declared to customs.

Other Goods

  • Personal medication must be accompanied by a prescription issued by a medical practitioner.
  • Residents 12 years and older may import personal goods valued at up to Rs15,000.
  • Residents under 12 and non-residents of any age may import personal goods valued at up to Rs7500.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit goods.
  • Obscene goods and publications.
  • Sugarcane cuttings and plants.
  • Drugs.
  • The following weapons are prohibited: flick knives, sword sticks, knuckle dusters, and any weapon designed to give the appearance of another article.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for import.
  • Plants and their derivative products, such as fruit, vegetables, and seeds, require clearance from the Ministry of Agro-Industry & Food Security.
  • Pets require an Import Permit from the Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security prior to importation.
  • Firearms and weapon require an import permit from The Mauritius Police Force.

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