According to themeparktour, Mayotte is an island and overseas department of France, located in the Indian Ocean (Africa). Mayotte is part of the Comoros archipelago. The capital of Mayotte is Mamoudzou. A number of major cities on Mayotte are: Dembeni, Dzaoudzi, Koungou, Pamandzi and Tsingoni.
Mayotte is a hilly island with lots of greenery. The coastline consists partly of mountain walls and partly of sandy beaches. The island is mainly geared to tourists in the capital with various entertainment venues and tourist facilities. The waters around Mayotte are ideal for diving and snorkelling because of the many coral reefs. The highest point on the island is the volcano Mont Bénara with a height of 660 meters.
Where is Mayotte located?
Travel information of Mayotte
Official name: Mayotte
Area: 374 km²
Country code: YT, MYT
Population: 194,000 inhabitants (2009)
Form of government: Overseas department of France
Highest point: 660 m (Mont Bénara)
Distance (Amsterdam – Mamoudzou): 8,185 km
Flight time: approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
A detailed explanation of this travel advice and the color codes can be found at Travel.gc.ca.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayotte may have (temporary) measures that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Mayotte, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Mayotte. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Mayotte?
Weather and climate
Mayotte has a tropical climate.
Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Mayotte can be found on our extensive weather page.
June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Mayotte. This avoids the rainy and cyclone season.
French is the official language on Mayotte. The most spoken languages on Mayotte are Comorian, Bushi and Swahili.
Would you like to translate from or into French for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Mayotte.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Mayotte for less than 3 months.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch Embassy in France (also for Mayotte): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
French Embassy in the Netherlands: ambafrance-nl.org.
French consulates in the Netherlands: ambafrance-nl.org.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Mayotte.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs on Mayotte. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency matters
On Mayotte you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Mayotte can be found on our ATMs page.
On Mayotte it is customary to give a small tip (approximately 5%) or to round up the amount.
During our summer time it is 1 hour later on Mayotte.
During our winter time it is 2 hours later on Mayotte.
Mayotte has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Mayotte can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Mayotte you must drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Mayotte.
On Mayotte the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Mayotte can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: unknown
– Fire brigade: unknown
– Ambulance: unknown
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Mayotte can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Mayotte can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Mayotte end in.yt.
Mayotte official website: mayotte-tourisme.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Mayotte is 00269 or +269.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Mayotte? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in Mayotte’s Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Mayotte.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Mayotte.
An overview of all holidays in Mayotte can be found at callingcards-japan.com.
Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Mayotte, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travel report about Mayotte?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Mayotte. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Mayotte can be found on Protected Planet.
Mayotte is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Mayotte? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Mayotte.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…there are many coral reefs around Mayotte?
…98% of the population already has Islam as a religion?
…25% of the population is spiritually inclined?