Mauritania international travel guide


Mauritania is part of Africa with main city at Nouakchott. It's usually 🌤️ 22.21 °C in Mauritania with a rainfall of 🌧 0.68 mm. Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Ouguiya. The languages spoken are Arabic. Automatic teller machines are rare in Mauritania. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~22.21 °C   🌧 ~0.68 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Mauritania. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania due to the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violent crime. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 4, 2019


🔌 Sockets

Mauritania uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic


💱 Currencies Used

Mauritania uses the Mauritanian ouguiya (symbol: UM), code MRU.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 ouguiyas. Ouguiya is subdivided into 5 khoumss. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ouguiyas and 1 khoums.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Mauritania. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mauritania is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,789.40 MRU, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Chinguitel, Mattel or Mauritel. Mauritania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mauritania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Mauritania, dial +, then 222 (the country code for Mauritania), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Mauritania, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 25 .


🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: February 12, 2020