THE ROAD BOOK: HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and Safety

Mauritius is an island located a bit far and it is completely natural to be concerned about his/her health and wonder about what safety rules to respect in order to avoid any problems…

Nevertheless, Mauritius doesn’t present any particular risk to human health if you follow these tips:

 

VACCINATION 

 

There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers to Mauritius, however, some are recommended:

  • “Universal” vaccines: tetanus, polio, diphteria, pertusis, hepatitis A and B, typhoid
  • The only mandatory vaccine is the yellow fever one in the case that you’ve stayed in an affected area during the preceding months. In that specific case, it is likely that a health agent request a certificate of health in order to enter Mauritius

 

HEALTH ONCE THERE

 

  • It is not recommended to drink tap water. It is preferable to drink bottled water, or, in the case that it’s not possible, use tablets to filter water
  • Avoid ice cubes and milk
  • Use anti-mosquito products, preferably the ones conformable to the WHO (World Health Organisation)
  • Protect your skin from the sun, above all during the Austral Summer

 

SAFETY

 

  • Generally, Mauritius doesn’t present any particular danger. The authorities do all their possible to ensure the tourists and the inhabitants safety. Nevertheless, you have to keep in mind, as in the rest of the world, agressions and thefts cannot be ignored. You can be exposed to these risks, and to avoid it you have to be cautious.

 

USEFUL NUMBERS 

 

In case you need a real help or an intervention from the public forces, here are 3 numbers that will assist you:

  • The Police of tourism : 210-38-94 or 208-12-12
  • Emergency number : 999

SUMMARY

  • No mandatory vaccines
  • Recommended vaccines: “universal” vaccines
  • Avoid tap water, ice cubes, milk or frozen products
  • Protect from sun

FIRST AID KITS

  • Sterile compresses and antiseptic solution
  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhea
  • Anti-nausea
  • Eye drops
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-inflammatory ointment
  • Ointments for burns
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Water-purification tablets
  • Mosquito repellents
  • Sun protection cream
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HAVE A NICE TRIP!

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