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Mauritania travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -27.24%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 07.05.2021
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17.09.2020 Mauritania Airlines last week resumed scheduled operation, initially operating 3 routes to 7 destinations. Planned operation for the month of September 2020 as follows.

Nouakchott – Bamako – Cotonou – Pointe Noire – Brazzaville eff 11SEP20 2 weekly
Nouakchott – Dakar – Bamako – Cotonou – Libreville eff 17SEP20 2 weekly
Nouakchott – Dakar – Conakry eff 11SEP20 2 weekly

Published on 07.09.2020
Mauritania Airlines to resume scheduled international services from 11-Sep-2020

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate obtained within 5 days prior to arrival in Mauritania.
  • The requirement for testing does not apply to crew members, however they must complete a Crew Member Health Card.
  • Nationals of Mauritania are advised to hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate obtained within 5 days prior to arrival in Mauritania. If they are unable to obtain the test certificate in their country of departure, they are required to undergo testing on arrival.
  • Passengers must complete a Passenger Tracking Form prior to arrival in Mauritania.
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Flight Restrictions

published 24.08.2020

Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.

Airports in Mauritania are closed until 31 August 2020.
– This does not apply to repatriation flights.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to symptoms.

You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period
If you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), you may present a certificate attesting to your vaccination status. Vaccines recognised by the WHO are: AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinovac, and Covishield. Please note that for vaccines requiring two doses, your vaccination status will be considered complete two weeks after the administration of the second dose

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-18
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 1300831
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 3492
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 27.24
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 731

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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Full Restrictions

  • Mauritania Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: International flights to and from Mauritania are operating.
    The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period
    • If you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), you may present a certificate attesting to your vaccination status. Vaccines recognised by the WHO are: AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinovac, and Covishield. Please note that for vaccines requiring two doses, your vaccination status will be considered complete two weeks after the administration of the second dose
    • If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without proof of vaccination or a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (as detailed above) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Getting a COVID-19 test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania (see Entry requirements). Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020.
    The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
    • you must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops
    • social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you should immediately isolate in your accommodation for 10 days. You will need to make your own arrangements if you cannot stay in your accommodation for the full isolation period. There are no state-run quarantine facilities in Mauritania. You should take a test after the 10-day period; if this is negative, you may end your isolation.

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    20.10.2021
  • Mauritania Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: International flights to and from Mauritania are operating.
    The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Getting a COVID-19 test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania (see Entry requirements). Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020.
    The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
    • you must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops
    • social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you should immediately isolate in your accommodation for 10 days. You will need to make your own arrangements if you cannot stay in your accommodation for the full isolation period. There are no state-run quarantine facilities in Mauritania. You should take a test after the 10-day period; if this is negative, you may end your isolation.

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    04.10.2021
  • Mauritania Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: International flights to and from Mauritania are operating.
    The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Getting a COVID-19 test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania (see Entry requirements). Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020. The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.
    • Nationwide curfew from midnight to 6am.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

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    10.09.2021
  • Mauritania Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: International flights to and from Mauritania are operating.
    The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020.
    The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.
    • Nationwide curfew across the country from 8pm to 6am.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
    *Getting a COVID-19 test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you should immediately isolate in your accommodation for 10 days. You will need to make your own arrangements if you cannot stay in your accommodation for the full isolation period. There are no state-run quarantine facilities in Mauritania. You should take a test after the 10-day period; if this is negative, you may end your isolation.

    Read more
    24.08.2021
  • Mauritania Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: International flights to and from Mauritania are operating.
    The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020.
    The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.
    • Nationwide curfew across the country from 8pm to 6am.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
    *Getting a COVID-19 test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)

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    27.07.2021
  • Mauritania Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: As of 10 September 2020, some international flights to and from Mauritania have resumed. The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.
    If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine. See the See the Coronavirus section for more information.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 3 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Getting a COVID-19 test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania (see Entry requirements). Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened.
    The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.
    • Nationwide curfew across the country from 2am to 6am.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

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    07.05.2021
  • Mauritania Latest News: Authorities maintain COVID-19-related restrictions in Mauritania as of March 18; amended international travel restrictions also in effect (Garda, 18.03.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: As of 10 September 2020, some international flights to and from Mauritania have resumed.
    The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test dated within 5 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test.

    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 14-day period.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine. See the Coronavirus section for more information.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 5 days before your arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 14-day period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July 2020. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened.
    The Mauritanian authorities have implemented the following measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.
    • Nationwide curfew across the country from midnight to 6am.
    *Getting a test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV)
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

    Read more
    22.03.2021
  • Mauritania International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: As of 10 September 2020, some international flights to and from Mauritania have resumed.
    The Mauritaniaan authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.
    • You must take a PCR test 72 hours before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled.
    • Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.
    • You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    • You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival.
    • You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days.
    • If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 72 hours before your arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 14 days.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Getting a test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP) ;
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV).
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened. On 23 December, the Mauritanian authorities revised the health measures in place in response to rising cases:
    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops;
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public;
    • Nationwide curfew across the country from 8pm to 6am;
    • All government offices will work from 8am to 4pm instead of 9am to 5pm;
    • All Friday prayers in mosques are temporarily suspended.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.

    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

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    03.03.2021
  • Mauritania International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: As of 10 September, some international flights to and from Mauritania have resumed. On 13 December, the Mauritanian authorities changed the measures in place to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania. You must take a PCR test less than 5 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test. You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival. You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival.
    If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your place of residence, a government-approved hotel or quarantine centre.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 72 hours before your arrival. Temperature checks are carried out on arrival. Passengers showing a high temperature or other symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to take another test, and subject to 14 days of quarantine in a state facility, at their own expense.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Getting a test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP) ;
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV).
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened. On 23 December, the Mauritanian authorities revised the health measures in place in response to rising cases:
    • You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops;
    • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public;
    • Nationwide curfew across the country from 8pm to 6am;
    • All government offices will work from 8am to 4pm instead of 9am to 5pm;
    • All Friday prayers in mosques are temporarily suspended.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.

    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.

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    28.01.2021
  • Mauritania International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: As of 10 September, some international flights to and from Mauritania have resumed. On 13 December, the Mauritanian authorities changed the measures in place to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania. You must take a PCR test less than 5 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should take a private test. You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival. You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival.
    If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your place of residence, a government-approved hotel or quarantine centre.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 72 hours before your arrival. Temperature checks are carried out on arrival. Passengers showing a high temperature or other symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to take another test, and subject to 14 days of quarantine in a state facility, at their own expense.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened.
    On 23 December, the Mauritanian authorities revised the health measures in place in response to rising cases:
    You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
    Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public.
    Nationwide curfew across the country from 8pm to 6am.
    All government offices will work from 8am to 4pm instead of 9am to 5pm.
    All Friday prayers in mosques are temporarily suspended.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.
    *Getting a test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP);
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV).

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    24.12.2020
  • Mauritania International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Mauritania: As of 10 September, some international flights to and from Mauritania have resumed. On 13 December, the Mauritanian authorities changed the measures in place to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania. You must take a PCR test less than 5 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You should not use the NHS testing service to facilitate your travel to another country. You should take a private test. You must wear a face-mask on arrival.
    You must complete an individual health declaration on arrival. You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival.
    If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test. While waiting for the test result you must self-isolate at your place of residence, a government-approved hotel or quarantine centre.
    *Screening on arrival: You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 72 hours before your arrival. Temperature checks are carried out on arrival. Passengers showing a high temperature or other symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to take another test, and subject to 14 days of quarantine in a state facility, at their own expense.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Mauritania: The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened. On 13 December, the Mauritanian authorities revised the health measures in place in response to rising cases: You must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops. Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres in public. Nationwide curfew across the country from 6pm to 6am. All government offices will work from 8am to 4pm instead of 9am to 5pm. All Friday prayers in mosques are temporarily suspended.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures put in place by hotels to limit the spread of the virus.
    *Public places and services: Restaurants and public spaces have reopened. You should adhere to any preventative measures in place in these locations.
    *Getting a test in Mauritania: A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required before arrival in Mauritania. Should you need to take another test while in Mauritania, for example for onward travel, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has approved the following institutions to carry out COVID-19 testing within Mauritania:
    • Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP);
    • Institut National d’hépato-Virologie (INHV).

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    17.12.2020
  • Mauritania International Restrictions:
    The Government of Mauritania has announced the re-opening of the Mauritanian airspace, as of 10th September 2020, for commercial flights to Nouakchott, with, for the moment, international flights operated by several airlines to international destinations, such as: Guinea, Togo, Congo, Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Paris , Istanbul and Tunis. Land border crossings to Morocco remain closed to non-commercial traffic. Land borders with Senegal and Mali have reopened. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Government of Mauritania announced the lifting of restrictions on internal travel on 10 July. 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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    17.09.2020
  • Mauritania *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Mauritania has announced the re-opening of the Mauritanian airspace, as of 11th September 2020, for commercial flights to Nouakchott, with, for the moment, international flights operated by several airlines to international destinations, such as: Guinea, Togo, Congo, Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Paris , Istanbul and Tunis. All land border crossings are 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.

    *****

    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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    14.09.2020
  • 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.

    *****

    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 Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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