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Mauritania international travel guide

Landscape view of Mauritania

Mauritania πŸ‡²πŸ‡·

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 Reconsider your need to 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
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel
Restrictions are in place for travel to Mauritania, including a requirement to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than five days before travel. You'll be required to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. Limited flights into and from Mauritania are available. Contact your airline or travel provider for further information. A nationwide curfew is in place from midnight to 6am. Local authorities recommend that you avoid public gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear a mask. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania overall due to the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violent crime.
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Weather

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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.
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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 .
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πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police
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Ambulance
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Fire department
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Useful Information
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