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Africa > Mauritania: Covid-19 and Travel


Warning: high risk destination.

Present Situation

Total cases: 35 515

Active cases: 969

Recovered: 33 78

Deaths: 766

Vaccination count: 311 544

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
International flights to and from Mauritania are operating.

The Mauritanian authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the risk of travellers spreading COVID-19 on arrival in Mauritania.

You must take a PCR test dated within 3 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.

Non-Mauritanian nationals that arrive without a PCR test will not be allowed to enter the country and will be obliged to immediately return to their country of origin.

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 own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. If the test is negative, you can leave self-isolation before the end of the 10-day period.

If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine. See the Coronavirus section for more information.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Might be required to quarantine based on the test results.

Information updated on 2021-09-16.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
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.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Banned
Large gatherings are no longer allowed and Friday prayers is suspended until further notice.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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