Mauritania Practical Information

Visitors wishing to travel to Mauritania are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a passport valid 6 months after the expected return date.

Some travellers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the mauritanian representation closest to his place of residence.

No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required (especially for family stays).
As part of the tours organized by Timuntu Travel, the agency only offers trips with a guide-driver.

Jet lag

Mauritania Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 0).

Mauritania uses the Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO).
1 Euro (€) = 45.31 MRO
1 Dollar (USD) = 38.42 MRO


220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

The official language of Mauritania is Arabic.
National languages are also present in the country: Pulaar, Soninke and Wolof.
French is also used due to colonial influence.

Mauritania Gallery

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