Mauritania destination information

All you need to know before visiting Mauritania

Mauritania summary

Mauritania is a big country with around 4M Mauritanian. Official language is Arabic. Mauritania uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Mauritania is Ouguiya (MRU).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 51
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 183

ATMs in Mauritania are Rare. Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps.

🏙️ Nouakchott
🗣️ Arabic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M ☀️ ~28 °C 🌧 ~9 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 1031k km2 (398k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic


Currency 💱

1 MRU = 0.02 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Mauritania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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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 .

international: + 222 25 1234567
calling local: 25 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Mauritania is on average 1.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Mauritania is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


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Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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