Travel and Visa Requirements for Mauritanians

Visa required and visa free countries listed

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Visa free countries for Mauritanian passport holders

See a list of the countries you can travel to with a Mauritanian passport without needing a visa


Countries that require a visa for Mauritanians

See a list of countries you need a visa to travel to as a Mauritanian passport holder

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General Visa Requirement & Things to know before you travel

See a general list of visa requirements before travelling to a new country

Valid travel passport.
Visa application form.
Visa fee.
Evidence of permission to be in that country.
Photocopy of passport data page.
Financial proof, original bank statement.
Letter of invitations.

Schengen visa for Mauritanians

See our top pick of Schengen countries visited by Mauritanians

Mauritania is a country with one of the lowest population densities in the world located within the Sahara. The country is a destination for the adventurous tourists. Mauritania is known for its wonderful scenery.
The country does not have a lot of tourists because of the unrest in the country. Security personnel have been stationed around areas that are unsafe for tourists. Tourists are advised to visit the country to explore the tourist attractions.
Homosexuality is illegal in Mauritania; death sentence is given to male offenders while female offenders will be punished by two years in prison and a large fine. Tourists should endeavor to dress conservatively, behave discretely and respect religious and social traditions. The Mauritanian ouguiya, which is the country’s official currency cannot be taken out of the country.
Mauritania is visa free for citizens of Algeria, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia for up to 90 days.

Visa information for other Nationals

See visa requirements for our top pick of visitors to Mauritania