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Mauritius: Torrential Rain Closes Schools, Offices And British High Commission

Mauritius is experiencing torrential rain today the 10 February 2016. The Government has closed all schools, offices and the British High Commission due localised flooding in Port Louis. The cyclone season in Mauritius normally runs from November to May. You can monitor weather updates from the Mauritius Meteorological Services or the Severe Weather Information Centre.

 

Around 100,000 British tourists visit Mauritius every year. 

International Private Medical And Travel Insurance For Mauritius

Take out comprehensive international private medical and travel insurance before you travel to Mauritius, to cover the cost of any emergency medical treatment abroad or emergency repatriation and evacuation. 

Good private healthcare is available in Mauritius, but can be costly if you do not have medical insurance. More complex medical cases may require evacuation to South Africa.  Travellers need to make sure they have adequate medical travel health insurance PLUS accessible funds to cover the cost of any additional medical treatment and repatriation costs.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 999 or 114 and ask for an ambulance. Both private and state ambulance services are available, but are of varied quality and speed. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment. 

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