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Car hire driving information Mauritius

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Mauritius is an exotic island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Car hire in Mauritius will give you the opportunity to explore this wonderful island. Shop or eat in Grand Bay, discover lovely tropical flowers and fruits in The Labourdonnais Orchards for example.

To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 1 year. Seatbelts and child seats are mandatory. 

Speed Limits
Speed limits in Mauritius are:

  • Town and city: 40 km/h
  • Open Roads: 80 km/h
  • Motorways: 110 km/h

Traffic restrictions
In Mauritius you drive on the left side of the road, just like in Ireland. Drive defensively and keep a distance to other cars. It is illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving.

There are many petrol stations in Mauritius. Very few stations are open 24 h so be sure to refill in time.

There are currently no road tolls in Mauritius

In Mauritius you can park for free in almost any area. In the city centre of Port-Louis parking will cost. 

Insurance Information

General Information
Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
When you hire a car in Mauritius you are not allowed to take it abroad or on any ferry. Domestic one-way rentals are free of charge but require a 3 day minimum rental period.

International one ways are not allowed.

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