Mauritania

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Travelers with negative COVID test result are exempted from quarantine.

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What is the COVID situation in Mauritania?

+60 New COVID cases in Mauritania
+2 New COVID deaths in Mauritania
14.33% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

Basic facts about Mauritania

Mauritania is a very large country located in Western Africa. The capital of Mauritania is Nouakchott and the most spoken language is Arabic. The national currency in Mauritania is Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO).

What taxi apps are available in Mauritania?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Mauritania. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO)Official currency
1 EUR~403.89 MRO
1 USD~357 MRO

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Mauritania?

There is one common plug type used in Mauritania:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Mauritania?

Currently, citizens of 8 countries can enter Mauritania without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Mauritania?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Mauritania.

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

Is it safe in Mauritania?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 12, 2021, the risk level for Mauritania was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Mauritania

117 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Mauritania:

AlgeriaMaliSenegal
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