Mauritania travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Mauritania with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Mauritania.

Mauritania travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Mauritania with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Mauritania - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) Arabic, French
Currency Mauritanian Ouguiya
Electricity C + E + F plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

✝ = requirements for UK travellers.

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Mauritania weather

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The Mauritania weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Nouakchott.

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Mauritania travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Mauritania from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Mauritania.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Mauritania travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Mauritania with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Mauritania, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Mauritania covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Mauritania with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Mauritania FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Mauritania including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Mauritania due to Covid-19?

Mauritania is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Mauritania for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Mauritania?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Mauritania. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Mauritania and the UK?

The time difference between Mauritania and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Mauritania?

The main languages spoken in Mauritania are Arabic and French.

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What is the currency in Mauritania?

The currency in Mauritania is the Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU).

Which plugs are used in Mauritania?

Mauritania uses electrical plug type C + E + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Mauritania?

They drive on the right side of the road in Mauritania.

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Do you need a visa for Mauritania?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Mauritania.

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