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can you tell me wether it is better to get rupees from your travel agent or wait until we get there and get it at the airport and have been advised not to use our visa there because of fraud has anyone had a problem or as usual travel agents wanting there commission

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1. Re: money

never had problem using visa in all the years I've been to Mauritius.

Take sterling and exchange it into rupees in the airports arrivals hall, commission free.

If you are staying near Grand Baie or Flice en Flac there are branches of Thomas Cook and Shibani Finance where you can change money commission free.

Banks will charge, and with ATMs you may find you bank charges a small fee.

We use Visa to settle the hotel bill, but also sometimes for shopping and never had a problem.

For current exchange rates see


All hotels have electronic safes.

I think maybe your travel agent is after commission?



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2. Re: money


Will echo Bronia's excellent advice.

No problem at all changing money in the arrivals hall, quick, efficient and best rates as the banks are. Don't exchange at hotels they give a poor exchange rate.

We have used visa for purchasing large items in shops etc, in restaurants and also settled hotel extras account with no problems at all.

Mazza :-)

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