U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius Upcoming Closure Alert

November 7, 2019

Event:  Mauritius will hold parliamentary elections on November 7, 2019.  Traffic may be extremely congested, and emergency services, such as ambulances and police, may take longer to respond.  The availability of taxis or other transportation services may be limited.  Restaurants and grocery stores may be closed.

The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis will be closed on November 7, 2019 for the declared Mauritian public holiday for parliamentary elections.  The Consular Section will provide only emergency services during this period.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy to Mauritius, Seychelles and Réunion:  (https://mu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/)