Mauritius Time

Mauritius Time, or MUT, is the time zone used by the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. The zone is four hours ahead of UTC (UTC+04:00).

Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Time zones of Africa:
 -01:00  Cape Verde Time[a]
 ±00:00  Greenwich Mean Time
 +03:00  East Africa Time
a The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.

Mauritius does not use daylight saving time, however it has been used in the past. Daylight saving time was first introduced in Mauritius in 1982, however it was discontinued the following year.[citation needed] It was re-introduced in 2008, however it was not used in 2009 or since.[1] In 2008, the period started at 2am UTC+5 (1am UTC+4) on 26 October 2008 (the last Sunday in October), and ended at 2am UTC+5 (1am UTC+4) on 29 March 2009 (the last Sunday in March). Mauritius is in the Southern Hemisphere, so summer begins towards the end of the year.


  1. ^ "Mauritius turns the clock forward in October 2008".