Time: GMT +4 hours
Flight time: Direct flights from London are operated by British Airways, Air Mauritius and Virgin (seasonally). Flying time just under 12 hours. Links with Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways or South African Airways to the mainland African continent are possible.
Language: Official language is English. Most widely spoken is Mauritian Creole which has close ties to French. French is also widely spoken.
Visas: Not required by UK passport holders.
Health: Malaria free zone and no compulsary vaccinations (except Yellow Fever if arriving from an infected country).