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Port Louis

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Port Louis is a city with a big underclass and as such is not safe at night. After dark all travellers should stick to well-lit main streets and avoid Company Gardens, favoured hang out of pimps and drug dealers. If you don’t know your exact route, take a taxi. During the daytime it’s a very safe city but beware of pickpockets anywhere, although particularly in the market and around the bus stations.

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While you're there

Medical services

Dr Jeetoo Hospital (212 3201; Volcy Pougnet St) Provides 24-hour medical and dental treatment and has a 24-hour pharmacy. Staff speak English and French.

Medical Trading Pharmacy (294 0440; Chausée St) One of the best pharmacies in the city, just by Company Gardens.

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