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Welcome to Mauritania!

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General Information

The official language of Mauritania is Arabic.

The national currency of Mauritania is Ouguiya (MRU).

1 MRU equals  .
equals  MRU.

Location

Mauritania

The distance from to Mauritania is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to Mauritania. Reconsider Travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 117 to call the police in Mauritania.

LGBT

Mauritania has a score of -8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Mauritania ranks #159 worldwide.

There are no laws that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons from discrimination. Under Mauritanian law, consensual same-sex sexual activity between men is punishable by death, and such activity between women is punishable by three months to two years in prison and a monetary fine. There are no organizations advocating for sexual orientation or gender-identity rights in the country.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Mauritania should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Mauritania:

  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Mauritania to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Mauritania differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Mauritania, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Mauritania and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 63–91°F  /  17–33°C 23% 2%
Sat November 09 69–92°F  /  21–33°C 16% 0%
Sun November 10 72–90°F  /  22–32°C 12% 0%
Mon November 11 63–88°F  /  17–31°C 13% 0%
Tue November 12 59–86°F  /  15–30°C 24% 0%
Wed November 13 63–87°F  /  17–30°C 11% 0%
Thu November 14 60–86°F  /  16–30°C 13% 0%
Fri November 15 59–88°F  /  15–31°C 12% 2%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:43 am and sets at 06:01 pm. This equates to 11.3 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Mauritania, it is in . When the sun sets in Mauritania, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Mauritania.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Mauritania.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 407.00 MRU in Mauritania.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 2.00 MRU.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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