Mauririus General Info

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Communications
Telephone services are available all over the island. Public payphones found everywhere can be operated by coins, phone cards or credit cards. Mobile phones (GSM standard) can be used if you make the necessary arrangements with your phone company. There are at present two mobile phone companies in Mauritius, Cellplus, a subsidiary of Mauritius Telecoms, and Emtel.
 
Electricity
The voltage of electricity is 220/240 volts throughout the island. Electric sockets are similar to British type system.
 
Banks
Banks are open from 9.30 to 15.30 from Monday to Friday and from 9.30 to 11.30 am on Saturdays. Some banks however stay open on Fridays until 17.30 and are closed on Saturdays. Some banks exchanges remain open on Sundays. All banks have ATM's. Traveller's cheques and credit cards are accepted everywhere.
 
Transport
The bus is the main mean of transport in Mauritius. The public transport system covers the whole island and is quite efficient and cheap. Delayed and overcrowded buses are however quite frequent. Most hotels however rent cars via specialized agencies. Taxis are also widely available.
Driving is on the left and drivers must be 23 years old and in possession of a valid International Driver's License for a period of at least one year.
 
Emergency Services
 

Ambulance services (SAMU)

Police services

Fire services

Dial 114

Dial 999

Dial 995

 
 
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