Driving in Mauritius

Driver's license

You are a foreigner and you ask yourself: Is my driving license valid in Mauritius? Don’t worry! The driving license received from your country gives you permission to drive in Mauritius. In fact, anyone who already has a valid driver's license is not forced to pass a driving test on the island.


Mauritius has only one highway. A diagonal one; it starts at Plaisance airport (south-east of the island) and ends at Grand Baie (North of the island). There is no road toll in Mauritius. The highway is free. The average speed limit on it is 80-100 km / h. On the other hand, speed limits are 60 km / h in rural areas.

Left driving

Being an old British colony, the island kept the left driving and the priority is for vehicles coming from the right.

Practical advices

• When organizing your itineraries, you need to take into account factors such as traffic during rush hours, numerous speed limits especially in villages, small roads and parking (especially in Port Louis). Allow enough time because you may often stop on the way because of the beautiful views

• An overview of the laws in force in Mauritius: The wearing of seatbelt is mandatory for all passengers in the car, it is forbidden to use a mobile phone while driving, policy of "zero tolerance" of alcohol when driving.

• Road signs are present in Mauritius, especially on main roads and at major intersections. But if you go out of the main roads, the road map that we will offer you will be of great help!

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