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Mauritania international travel guide

Landscape view of Mauritania

Mauritania

Mauritania is part of Africa with main city at Nouakchott. It's usually 🌀️ 20.08 °C in Mauritania with a rainfall of 🌧 0.76 mm. Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Ouguiya. The languages spoken are Arabic. Automatic teller machines are rare in Mauritania. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~20.08 Β°C Β  🌧 ~0.76 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 4M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

All flights to and from Mauritania and land borders have been closed until further notice. Contact your airline or travel provider for the latest update. An 8pm to 6am curfew and travel restrictions between cities remain in place. All gatherings including sporting events and festivals are banned. In some places, it is obligatory to observe social distancing and to wear a mask. We now advise you: Do not travel to Mauritania.

issued date: May 27, 2020

Weather

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🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Mauritania uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Mauritania uses the Mauritanian ouguiya (symbol: UM), code MRU.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 ouguiyas. Ouguiya is subdivided into 5 khoumss. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ouguiyas and 1 khoums.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Mauritania. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mauritania is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,789.40 MRU, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Chinguitel, Mattel or Mauritel. Mauritania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mauritania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Mauritania, dial +, then 222 (the country code for Mauritania), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Mauritania, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 25 .

Driving

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

113

Ambulance

116

Fire department

115

Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.

Last updated: January 1, 2021