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Mauritania travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Open for travel from Mauritania
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Mauritania.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals or residents of Mauritania holding a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to travel,
    • Accredited diplomats in Mauritania holding a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to travel,
    • Passengers holding an exemption for entry into Mauritania (“dérogation d ’entrée au territoire”) issued by the Ministry of the Interior of Mauritania. Visa may be obtained on arrival.
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Flight Restrictions

All airports in Mauritania are closed.

Quarantine

According to press sources, the last travelers entering Mauritania have been quarantined in dedicated local hotels.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, dated within 72 hours before your arrival.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to areas south of the Sahara Desert.
Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to areas within the Sahara Desert.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country except in
northern areas (Dakhlet-Nouadhibou and Tiris-Zemour). In Adrar and Inchiri there is malaria risk during the
rainy season (from July through October).
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Mauritania *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights between Mauritania and all other countries were suspended. All land border crossings are now closed.Entry to Mauritania is prohibited except for Mauritanian nationals, diplomats accredited to diplomatic missions or international organisations in Mauritania, and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Mauritania. You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, dated within 72 hours before your arrival.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July. Land borders to neighbouring countries remain closed. You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops. Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus. Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

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    28.07.2020
  • Mauritania All airports in Mauritania are closed.

    International restrictions:

    The lockdown measures will remain in place until further notice. International flights remain banned for the duration of the lockdown unless explicitly stated otherwise. People in direct contact with someone who tested positive will be quarantined. A number of border crossing have been closed with screening measures deployed to the crossings that remain open at: Bir 75 (Wilaya Tiris Zemour), Boghé (Wilaya Brakna), Rosso (Wilaya Trarza), Douinkara (Fassala, Wilaya Hodh Echarghi), Gougui Zemal (Wilaya Hodh El Gharbi), Gouraye (Wilaya Of Guidimagha), Kaedi (Wilaya Gorgol) and PK 55 (Wilaya D. Nouadhibou). The land border with Mali is closed, except for freight trucks.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place from 18.00 to 06.00 . All internal movements between the different wilayas of the country are prohibited. Exceptions will be made for health care teams and freight trucks. Until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions The isolation of the city of Kaedi has been lifted by the government. However, on 19 May, national authorities decided to isolate the two cities of Kiffa and Nouakchott due to an increase of confirmed cases. On 6 May, restaurants (only for home delivery) and markets in the regional capitals were allowed to reopen. As of 8 May, collective prayers have reconvened.

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    27.05.2020
  • Mauritania

    International restrictions:

    International flights remain banned for the duration of the lockdown unless explicitly stated- including UNHAS, for which all operations are suspended.
    The lockdown period has been extended for a further period of two weeks with effect from 4 May up to 17 May.
    People in direct contact with someone who tested positive will be quarantined.

    A number of border crossing have been closed with screening measures deployed to the crossings that remain open at: Bir 75 (Wilaya Tiris Zemour), Boghé (Wilaya Brakna), Rosso (Wilaya Trarza), Douinkara (Fassala, Wilaya Hodh Echarghi), Gougui Zemal (Wilaya Hodh El Gharbi), Gouraye (Wilaya Of Guidimagha), Kaedi (Wilaya Gorgol) and PK 55 (Wilaya D. Nouadhibou).
    The land border with Mali has been closed since 24 March, except for freight trucks.

    Internal restrictions:

    All non-essential industries and businesses are closed. All large public gatherings have been banned. A curfew is in place from 18.00 to 06.00 (local time) – which has been modified from 23.00 to 06.00 for Ramadan until approximately 24 May. All internal movements between the different wilayas of the country are prohibited until further notice. Exceptions will be made for health care teams and freight trucks. Schools, universities, markets, bars and restaurants are closed until further notice.

    Relaxation in restrictions: The isolation of the city of Kaedi has been lifted by the government. On 6 May, restaurants (only for home delivery) and markets in the regional capitals were allowed to reopen.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mauritania]
    [https://mr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
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