If you arrive in Mauritius from a country where malaria is endemic, you may receive a visit from the government health service and be required to give a blood sample for malaria screening.
Vessels that arrive at the port are mainly cargo ships.
The climate on the central plateau is cooler than on the coastal areas.
Although Mauritius doesn't have a huge Chinese population, the Chinese Lunar New Year is still celebrated as an official public holiday with red colours and firecrackers predominating.
In 1835, slavery was officially abolished and, as most of the African slaves chose to abandon the agricultural fields and move to small coastal villages, indentured labourers (coolies) were brought in from India (Tamilnadu & Bihar) to work in the growing sugar-cane industry.
On Mauritius became an independent nation within the Commonwealth led by Prime Minister Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.
For example, the British embassies in Al Khobar , Amman , Belgrade , Guatemala City , Jakarta , Jeddah , Pristina , Rabat , Riyadh , Rome  and Sofia  accept Mauritius visa applications (this list is not exhaustive).
British diplomatic posts charge £50 to process a Mauritius visa application and an extra £70 if the authorities in Mauritius require the visa application to be referred to them.
If you require a visa to enter Mauritius, you might be able to apply for one at a British embassy, high commission or consulate in the country where you legally reside if there is no diplomatic post of Mauritius.
However, the British came back in December 1810 and successfully defeated the French.
From then on, the island was renamed Mauritius and remained under British rule until it attained independence.
The authorities in Mauritius can also decide to charge an additional fee if they correspond with you directly.
The arrivals hall can get rather congested in the morning when most of the flights from Europe arrive.
They settled on the north-western side of the island and established their main harbour there, Port Louis, the present-day capital of Mauritius.