Etiquette in Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. The population is 1.26 million.

The country is a parliamentary republic.

Mauritians speak English, French, Bhojpuri, Mauritian Creole, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Mandarin, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

The primary religion of Mauritius is Hinduism, followed by 48.5% of the people. Christianity is followed by 33% of people, and 17% follow Buddhism.

The currency of the nation is the Mauritian rupee.

In most situations, friends and family members will kiss one another on the cheek. Men usually only shake hands with one another. Direct eye contact is fine.

Swimwear should only be worn at the beach or poolside, never away from those areas. Topless sunbathing may be okay in some hotels, but not on beaches, where nudity is also prohibited.

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