Last update 15 November 2018Diplomatic missions
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Republic of Mauritius
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Port Louis. With regard to consular issues, Bulgarian citizens visiting Mauritius or residing in the country for a longer period can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, South Africa.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Address: 1071 Church street, 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 12 342 37 20; +27 12 342 79
Emergency Mobile Number: +27 79 893 7336
Fax: +27 12 342 37 21
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 12.00 h
The embassy of Mauritius in Berlin has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Mauritius in Berlin
Address: Kurfürstenstraße 84, 10787 Berlin
Telephone: +4930 26 39 36 0
Fax: +4930 26 55 83 23
Honorary Consul of Mauritius in Bulgaria
4 rue Alexander I Battenberg, ét.4, 1000 Sofia
Battenberg Business Building
Tél.: +359 2 445 00 05
Web site: www.mauritius-consulate.bg
Mauritian rupee (MUR)
When travelling to Mauritius you are advised to have some USD, EUR, a cheque book or credit cards on you.
Criminality rate and security
Visitors are recommended to pay special attention to their security.
There is a high level of crime and petty theft in the major cities and the tourist centres.
Homosexuality is forbidden in Mauritius and is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years. Demonstrative homosexual behaviour is not tolerated in public, neither is similar behaviour between representatives of the opposite sexes.
You can bring up to 700 MUR in foreign currency into Mauritius, everything above that amount must be declared.
You can bring into the country 200 cigarettes and 250 grams of tobacco, 1 litre of spirits, and 2 litres of beer or wine duty-free. The import of food products and plants is not allowed.
Export of local currency up to 350 MUR is allowed. Export of foreign currency is allowed to the amount declared upon entry.
Note: Right-hand drive!
Taxis are cheap, but the fare should be negotiated in advance.
Public buses can be safely used.
The level of health care in Mauritius is relatively good for the African region.
There is a variety of widespread infectious diseases.
Be careful when eating fruit and vegetables.
Travel papers and visas
You can only enter the country with a passport that is valid for at least three months from the date of entry into Mauritius.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Mauritius (holders of ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) do not need a visa to stay up to 90 days.
Once you are in the country your visa may be extended for a stay of up to 6 months from the date of entering Mauritius.
Special immunisations are not required.
Further information on vaccines necessary for Mauritius can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases in Sofia, tel. +359 2944 69 99 221.
Drinking more fluids and eating low-fat food, as well as avoiding alcohol, is advisable.
There are no special requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with separate passports.
For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens (staying either short-term or long-term) in Mauritius, can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
For emergencies outside working hours and at week-ends, please call mobile tel. +27 79 893 7336.
Certifications and Legalisations
Mauritiusis a party to the Hague Convention for abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents.
For all Bulgarian citizens’ documents, issued by Mauritian authorities, to be valid in Bulgaria and to be recognised by Bulgarian institutions, they need an ‘Apostille’ from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritius.
Thus prepared, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation needs to be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.