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    Driving Information Mauritius

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Mauritius state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver's licence is also required.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Mauritius, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 24 may incur a young driver surcharge.

    Driving Distances

    • Blue Bay to Belle Mare - 51kms (50mins)

    • Cap Malheureux to Curepipe - 48kms (45mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Mauritius driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Mauritius is on the left hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Mauritius are mandatory.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Petrol stations in Mauritius are easy to find.


    There are no tolls in Mauritius.

    Parking Information

    When parking your hire car in the cities you will need to obtain a parking ticket. These can be purchased at petrol stations.

    One-way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire within Mauritius is possible. Some restrictions and charges do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    With your car hire it is important to take the time to look through the above Mauritius driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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