Mauritius is situated 800 kms east of Madagascar and comprises the main island and twenty adjacent islets. It has a land total of 1,800 sq. kms. The island of Mauritius is volcanic in origin, fringed by coral reefs. The dry, lowland coast has mangrove swamps and wooded savannah with abundant lagoons and sandy beaches. Over 40% of the population inhabit the western urban strip.

The climate is humid and subtropical with considerable variation between winter and summer. Most rain falls during the summer months, July and August. Mauritius lies within the Indian cyclone belt.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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