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Mauritania travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Mauritania

Mauritania is part of Africa with main city at Nouakchott. Its Least Developed country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Ouguiya. The languages spoken are Arabic. the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is the formal name of Mauritania It is adviced to Reconsider your need to travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~20.58 Β°C Β  🌧 ~1.10 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 4M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Mauritania. We haven’t changed the level – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Do not travel to Provinces of Tiris Zemmour, Adrar, Tagant , Hidh ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Assaba and Guidimaka. Do not travel to Within 25 kilometres of Mauritania's northern border with Western Sahara, except to the city of Nouadhibou.

issued date: January 24, 2019

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

Driving

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

113

Ambulance

116

Fire department

115

Last updated: December 5, 2019