Current travel advisories for Mauritania

Last Update: Friday, 15. February 2019 at 18:14

Please reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.9 / 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 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.7 / 5

Mauritania shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Algeria (2.9), Senegal with (2.2) and Western Sahara with (1.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

German government

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

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

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/mauritania.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Mauritania. We haven’t changed the level – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/mauritania.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers:Provinces of Tiris Zemmour, Adrar, Tagant , Hidh ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Assaba and Guidimaka.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/mauritania.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers:Within 25 kilometres of Mauritania's northern border with Western Sahara, except to the city of Nouadhibou.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider Travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism. 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 must travel only during daylight hours and are prohibited from walking alone outside of designated areas and times. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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New Zealand government

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.

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:
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. Do not travel to the provinces of Tiris Zemmour, Adrar, Tagant, Hodh ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Assaba, and Guidimaka.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Maltese nationals are advised to avoid all travel to northern and eastern Mauritania,  due to the risk of banditry and kidnapping. Attacks and thefts of personal belongings and vehicles have occurred. In particular, travellers should avoid all travel to: 

Danger level: 4

Avoid all travel to certain areas.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/mauritania/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/mauretanien/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Mauretanien.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

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.


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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

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
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