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When you hear of Mauritius, the mind naturally wanders to beautiful sunny coastlines and luxurious holiday resorts, with bordering countries consisting of Seychelles and Madagascar. This is no surprise as this relatively young country plays host to one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth and has built an incredibly strong tourism industry despite its small size. However, it is not just tourism that Mauritius is famed for, as the nation has quickly grown in the last half a century, from being a country dependent on agriculture to become a middle-income diversified economy.
Mauritius serves as competing leaders in aspects of renewable energy, healthcare, and financial services to name but a few industries. Since gaining independence in 1968, Mauritius has built strong trade links with much of Africa, America, Asia and Europe. It is heralded as one of the easiest countries to do business with and is ranked 8th in the world for the freedom its economy allows as well as being number one for ease of investment. It is no surprise, therefore, that Mauritius continues to attract more and more foreign investment every year, and Britain has become a key trading partner. Ties with the British go back 200 years, as Mauritius was, until 1968, a part of the British colonies. Today, almost 1,500 British expats choose to call Mauritius home and more and more businesses are also seeking to set up shop there, fuelling a rise in cheap courier services to Mauritius.
As a direct result of this growing personal and commercial interest in living and trading in the country, the number of people looking for cheap parcel delivery to Mauritius is increasing, and a number of international couriers are in place to ship packages there on a regular basis. Mauritius is made up of a number of small islands; however, the only airport in mainland Mauritius exists in the capital, Port Louis. If you are looking for a cheap courier to Mauritius, then you’ve come to the right place. Our couriers are well placed to offer all types of delivery services which include additional features such as special delivery if needed.
Naturally, with a large number of couriers and large variations in price based on what you need to send, finding cheap delivery to Mauritius can, at times, seem daunting and you will want to make sure you get a cheap courier to Mauritius. Well, that’s where our useful price comparison tool comes in. With years of industry experience, we have established strong working relations with couriers all over the world and can offer all manner of delivery services, including cheap shipping to Mauritius. Using the tool is very straightforward and you should be able to input your requirements and get a quote for cheap parcel delivery to Mauritius in no time. To help with any other concerns you may have, and to make sure there are no problems with your parcel delivery to Mauritius from the UK, keep reading for more useful information.
With so much choice available, there are large variations in the price you can expect to pay for cheap courier services to Mauritius. First and foremost, the size and weight of your parcel will affect the price, and these are typically broken up into three sizing categories; more details on parcel sizes are below. Secondly, and as already mentioned, Mauritius is made up of a number of smaller islands and, though infrastructure has improved drastically in recent years, moving items to more remote areas can be timely and will naturally incur additional costs. Finally, the price of your cheap parcel delivery to Mauritius will also depend on whether you would like to purchase any extra services, such as recorded delivery.
For cheap shipping to Mauritius service, your parcel will typically fall into one of three sizes: small, medium and large. As is obvious, the cost to send a parcel to Mauritius will depend on which one of these categories it falls under. You have a small parcel if it weighs no more than 2kg and has dimensions that don’t exceed 45cm x 35cm x 16cm. A medium parcel is one which weighs no more than 20kg and has dimensions up to 61cm x 46cm x 46cm. Lastly, a large parcel weighs anything above 20kg and can have a length of 2.5m as well as a maximum combined total of 5m between the width and height. Many couriers offer other more irregularly sized parcels as well.
Customers seeking cheap delivery to Mauritius typically have more questions on their minds, so to help you, here are your most common concerns addressed.
Dealing with customs when you send a parcel to Mauritius
All parcel delivery to Mauritius from UK will need to pass through customs when arriving at the other end. As such, you will need to fill out a customs declaration which will allow customs officers to know what’s in your parcel and that it is legally allowed to enter the country. Such documents should be provided to your by your chosen courier, though it is advisable for you to seek further independent information to ensure what you are sending is allowed through and that you have all the necessary documentation in check.
What can’t be sent to Mauritius
International couriers all have restrictions on what can be sent via parcel delivery to Mauritius from UK and these usually include typically dangerous or illegal items such as guns, ammunitions or illegal drugs. You can find more information on what they restrict by visiting the website of your chosen courier. As well as this, the customs office at Mauritius has a number of prohibited and restricted items which it does not allow you to send via Mauritius parcel delivery. This includes items such as tortoise shells or ivory, confectionery shaped liked cigarettes and cosmetics containing vitamin K1. If you wish to send a parcel to Mauritius and are still unsure as to whether the country’s border control will allow it through, we recommend you contact their customs offices directly.
How to address your parcel delivery from the UK to Mauritius
The parcel addressing system used in Mauritius is surprisingly similar to that used in the UK, which makes arranging parcel delivery UK to Mauritius pretty straightforward and generally leads to few mistakes.
Delivery times for Mauritius
Typical economy services, which are the cheapest parcel delivery to Mauritius, can see your parcel delivery UK to Mauritius take anywhere from 3-5 days or more. However, if you need your parcel to arrive sooner, then express delivery services as offered by certain couriers, can see it arrive in anywhere from 1-3 days. This delivery time will be affected by exactly where you need your parcel to arrive, as more remote areas will take longer to reach and will also depend on how closely you follow the above guidelines. Properly addressing your parcel, including only legal products and providing necessary customs declarations will see your delivery arrive as quickly and safely as possible.
So, take a look at Parcel Delivery to view our selection of Mauritius couriers. However, if after reading all of the above you have any further questions, or if you are having difficulty using our comparison tool, then please do get in contact with our customer services team who will be happy to help.