Mauritania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Might be required to quarantine based on the test results.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 30.03.2021
Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Arabic, French, English or Spanish.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.


Detailed Tourist Information

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.

Lockdown Details

The Mauritanian Government is now imposing a curfew from 12:00 am to 6:00 am.

Schools/universities are open as of January 11th, 2021.

Large gatherings are no longer allowed.

Masks are required in public areas and Government buildings.

Most services are open including grocery stores and markets.

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