Current travel advisories for Mauritania

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 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: 3.7 / 5

Mauritania shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries) - though not all neighbour countries have been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Senegal (3.6), Algeria with (3.0) 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 of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

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:
Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Mauritania, including the Nouakchott to Nouadhibou corridor, due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and the unpredictable security situation (level 3 of 4).

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the eastern and northern regions of Mauritania, or to Mauritania’s border areas with Algeria, Mali and Western Sahara due to the risk of military activities, the actions of extremist groups, and the risk of armed banditry and kidnapping. Anyone entering the border area could be considered a legitimate military target. Land mines are also present along the border with Western Sahara (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to the provinces of Tiris Zemmour, Adrar, Tagant, Hodh ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Assaba, and Guidimaka due to the risk of armed banditry and kidnapping (level 4 of 4).

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

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). 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:
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.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

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:
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed. Reconsider travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. 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 for additional information on travel to Mauritania.

Danger level: 4

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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 3.8 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 3.7 (average value for all countries) - though not all neighbour countries have been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Senegal (3.6), Algeria with (3.0) 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!