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Why carry an IDP while driving in Mauritius?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Mauritius highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Mauritius

Visit Mauritius and its wonderful places to be. From parasailing to hiking and many more. Driving with your own car is the best way to explore this country. Here are few reminders when driving in Mauritius.

Important Reminders:

  • Mauritius drives on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for ALL passengers.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.  
  • Mauritius has zero tolerance for drinking.  
  • The speed limit is 40 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h in rural roads and 100 km/h on highway.
  • There are no road tolls in Mauritius.

Driving in the Winter

Mauritius enjoys a mild tropical climate. However, there are some rainfalls during summer. Plan your trip wisely. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. 

Enjoy your stay and safe travels.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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