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Mauritania Travel Tips and Information

Mauritania Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameIslamic Republic of Mauritania
Population4.01 million
Country CodeMR
Country Code (international calls)+222

The flight time to Mauritania is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Mauritania below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Mauritania.

Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by Western Sahara to the north.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Mauritania

Visitors who have booked a ticket to Mauritania must obtain a visa for entering Mauritania unless they arrive from a visa exempt country. Visas to Mauritania can be obtained from a Mauritania diplomatic mission. Citizens of a number of countries can visit Mauritania without a visa. The permitted length of stay for most tourists in Mauritania is 90 days.

Things/Items Allowed into Mauritania

Visitors to Mauritania are permitted to bring most items for personal use. Common items, including health, beauty and cosmetic products are permitted. Tourists to Mauritania are allowed to import up 200 individual cigarettes, 50 g of perfume and USD $10,000 worth of currency.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Mauritania

・Explosive Substances and Materials ・Local Currency ・Meat

Things/Items Forbidden into Mauritania

・Narcotic Drugs ・Alcoholic Beverages ・Pork Products

Voice of Travelers to Mauritania

Interesting visit to Port de Peche in Mauritania! Cheap ticket too

Port de Peche is a must visit place if you have booked a ticket to visit Mauritania. I booked my ticket on Air France and the service was great. I spent a week in Mauritania and it was one of the best weeks I have ever had. Next year I will return to Mauritania and plan to book my ticket soon. Maybe, I will also book tickets for a few group tours.

I had such a great time in Mauritania. Best holiday ever!

Mauritania is one country which I always wanted to visit. I booked an air ticket this year and flew to Mauritania. This is a must visit destination for all nature lovers. I simply loved the beaches which are untouched. The food was so tasty and I have never eaten so much in my life! Later, I booked a tour ticket of a one day tour to the desert area. The ticket was cheap and I could even pre-book them at a local ticket agency. Make sure that you plan a trip to desert when you visit Mauritania. The next day, I booked another tour ticket to visit some local market. The markets were really unique and I purchased some local products of Mauritania. I simply cannot wait to return to Mauritania and will book an air ticket when I find a good deal. I also plan to book tickets for my girlfriend to visit Mauritania.

Mauritania Travel FAQs

Q. When is the best time to visit Mauritania?

A. The best time to book a ticket to visit Mauritania is during the cooler season which is from November to March. Mauritania experiences the dry season from April to June. If you are traveling on a budget, ticket discounts and group tours are cheaper from March to May. On an average day, it is hot and sunny. During the night, it is slightly cooler when compared to the daytime. Always check for weather updates before booking your tickets and trip to Mauritania.

Q. Is it safe to travel to Mauritania?

A. The area near Western Sahara is heavily mined and travel through this area is highly unadvised. Border areas lining Algeria and Mali are notorious for banditry and jihadism.

Q. Can I drink alcohol in Mauritania?

A. Despite being an Islamic country, there are a few bars in the capital. Drinking can be expensive, with a beer costing up to USD $6. There is a nightclub inside the French Embassy compound. For the non-French, try the Salamander or Club VIP. Next door to the VIP is the Casablanca, a more low-key bar with live music on the weekends. Please note that it is illegal to import alcohol when you visit Mauritania.

Mauritania - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toNouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport・Charles de Gaulle Airport ・Istanbul Atatürk Airport ・Mohammed V International Airport ・Houari Boumediene Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toNouadhibou International Airport・Gran Canaria Airport ・Mohammed V International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Mauritania

Tickets are available to Mauritania on Mauritania Airlines International. It is the national airline of Mauritania and based at Nouakchott International Airport. Air France connects Mauritania to Paris. In addition, tickets are also available on Turkish Airlines which connects the country to Istanbul. Flights to Mauritania operate three times a week and tickets generally cost 300 Euros.