Mauritania international travel guide in 2024

Mauritania international travel guide in 2024

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Mauritania has a population of 4M with main currency as Mauritanian Ouguiya. The languages spoken are Arabic. Mauritania travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Automatic teller machines are rare in Mauritania. Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps.

Mauritania travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel
We've reviewed our advice and continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some areas. Protests and demonstrations occur from time to time. Avoid political gatherings and demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania overall due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping and the risk of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : May 6, 2024

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Mauritania essential details


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


The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money in Mauritania


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.


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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in Mauritania


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


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.


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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Mauritania visa advice

If you're considering exploring Mauritania beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Mauritania transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Mauritania, understanding Mauritania Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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