Travelling To Mauritius
Customs Information To Passengers Travelling To Mauritius
Duty free allowance for foreign visitors on international flights:-
- Goods for personal use (appropriate wearing apparels and used personal belongings):-
Value not exceeding Mauritian Rupees 7,500
Other used personal effects:-
- One portable musical instrument
- One portable sound and or image recorder
- One portable radio receiver
- One portable video camera
- One camera
- One non-powered bicycle
- One windsurfer and up to 3 assorted sails
- Fishing equipment but excluding any type of gun
- One sporting fire-arm with a maximum of 50 (fifty) cartridges (Note: A police permit must be produced on arrival.)
All items mentioned above must be taken along on departure.
Not exceeding 1 litre
Not exceeding 2 litres
Not exceeding 250 grammes
Note: traveller must be aged at least 18 years to be eligible for alcohol and tobacco allowances.
- Drugs and Psychotropic substances
- Arms and ammunitions
An approved permit is mandatory to carry these goods and they must be produced to the Customs.
- publications, films or video cassettes of obscene character
- Underwater fishing guns
- Sugarcane cuttings and plants
- Live or stuffed animals
The above list is not exhaustive.
Carrying prohibited goods are liable to penalties and imprisonment.
Leaving through Green and Red Channels:-
- Green Channel: travellers carrying articles (non-commercial) valued within the duty free allowances they are entitled to may proceed to leave through the green channel.
- Red Channel: for travellers carrying articles valued above the duty free allowances they are entitled to and or restricted/prohibited items.
- Commercial Counter: for commercial goods or temporary importation.
Note: it is a serious offence to fail in making proper declaration to Customs. This may lead to the seizure of the goods and or fine imposed.
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