Threat level: High
Mayotte is a French Overseas Department located in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. Mayotte’s area is 374 square kilometres. There is a very low threat from terrorism and virtually no crime. Everyone living there permanently is a French citizen.
Recent Security Events
There is currently a globally heightened threat of terror. Although this is not specific to Mayotte all travellers should keep this threat in mind. Foreign nationals from western countries should maintain an extra level of vigilance, as they are thought to be high priority targets.
As Mayotte is region of France, its international relations holds similar ties with the country. France is a founding member of the United Nations, of NATO, and of the European Coal and Steel Community. It further enjoys strong diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and the United States.
The cyclone season in Mayotte normally runs from December to April and this can sometimes affect the road conditions. You can drive in Mayotte with most UK, US and EU national driving licences. Roads are well maintained and the standard of driving is relatively high.