Current travel advisories for Mauritania

Last Update: Friday, 16. April 2021 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 5

Mauritania is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 4 million citizens and a land mass of 1,030,700 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.3 / 5

Mauritania shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries) - though not all neighbour countries have been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.8), Senegal (4.4), Algeria with (3.7) and Western Sahara with (0.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 18,022 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 450 reported deaths associated with the disease in Mauritania.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/mauritania

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mauritania-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Mauritania due to COVID-19, crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Mauritania due to COVID-19.   Mauritania has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Mauritania.   Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Mauritania. Do Not Travel To: Areas designated as off limits by the Mauritanian military due to crime and terrorism. Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as mugging, armed robbery, and assault, are common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting places frequented by Westerners. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mauritania as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside Nouakchott. U.S. government employees may travel only during daylight hours and are prohibited from walking alone outside of designated areas and times. Read the Country Information page.

Danger level: 2

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/mauretaniensicherheit/219190

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Mauretanien: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mauritania

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritania

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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 continue to advise: Do not travel to Mauritania due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 4 million
Covering landmass
1,030,700 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Ouguiya (MRO)
ISO 2-Letter Code
MR
Phone prefix
+222
Top Level Domain
.mr
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Mauritania (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Mauritania.

Is Mauritania safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Mauritania. With a risk index of 3.7 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Mauritania?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Mauritania.

What countries does Mauritania share land borders with?

Mauritania shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries) - though not all neighbour countries have been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.8), Senegal (4.4), Algeria with (3.7) and Western Sahara with (0.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!