Mauritania Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Mauritania, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Mauritania, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Mauritania’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A beautiful landscape in Mauritania

 

 

 

Mauritania offers a vast 600km stretch of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, together with desert and historical vestiges. In addition to its cultural and ethnic diversity, Mauritania also attracts tourists from around the globe with its infinite, unspoiled nature. It is an excellent sporting destination, particularly for those who wish to experience new things. Visit for a chance to explore the desert with its towering dunes. Nature and outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element in this coastal destination, whilst history and culture buffs will be greeted by its rich heritage. If you wish to discover another side of the country, visit the old cities of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt or Oualata.

Recommended Vaccines for Mauritania

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Yellow Fever Mosquito bites
Influenza Airborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Mauritania

Medication Additional Information
Azithromycin or Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine Recommended anti-malaria medication

 

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Current Weather in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT WEATHER

Medical Care in Mauritania

If planning a visit to Mauritania, it is wise to organise a consultation with a travel doctor a week before in order to undergo a medical check. The health system in Mauritania has yet to be well established.  If you are victim of a serious illness or accident, Nouakchott offers three quality medical services: Adama Diany Clinic, the China Clinic and the Sabah Hospital.

Unfortunately, basic medical care and supplies are only available in the capital. If you leave the city center, pharmacies are challenging to locate. It is therefore important to have an emergency health kit on hand at all times.

Please note that emergency services are limited in the country.


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Is Mauritania Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present;
Opt for hotel with security
Demonstrations Risk of violence;
Often occur on fridays
Road safety Poor road conditions;
Public transportation Unafe and unreliable
Kidnapping High risk;
Travel with an escort
Borders with Western Sahara/ South Western Senegal Risk of landmines;
AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Women’s safety Risk present
Northern and eastern Mauritania AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Desert travel Risk of extreme climate and isolation;
Travel with an experienced guide
Risk level AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Mauritania?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Mauritania. The passport must be valid when you enter the country.

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Embassy of Canada to Mauritania information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Mauritania (NOUAKCHOTT)
Street Address:
Al Khayma city center, 10 Mamadou Konaté street,
3rd floor, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Tel.: 222 45-29-26-97
Fax: 222 45-29-26-98

Email: nouakchott@international.gc.ca

Canadian Embassy to Morocco (RABAT-SOUISSI)
Street Address:
66 Mehdi Ben Barka Avenue,
Rabat-Souissi, Morocco

Tel.: 212 (0) 537 54 49 49
Fax: 212 (0) 537 54 48 53

Email: rabat@international.gc.ca

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Morocco.

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