Hong Kong visa requirements for Mauritanians

Travel and visa requirements

Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Mauritanians

Stay Duration: 14 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration department in Hong Kong provides that Mauritania citizens can visit their country without a visa for a duration of 14 days.
  • Intending tourists travelling to Hong Kong are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of their arrival in Hong Kong. The passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Mauritania passport holders are also required to provide evidence that they have enough funds to cover their expenses while in Hong Kong. A valid onward or return ticket back to Mauritania is needed as well.
  • Visitors to Hong Kong must provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Hong Kong. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Hong Kong.
  • Mauritanian travellers with pets (dogs and cats) will be required to provide a Certificate of Health for the animal signed by an official Government Veterinarian in Mauritania, dated not more than 14 days before the date of departure.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Hong Kong from international airports in Mauritania. There are international airports in Nouadhibou and Nouakchott.
  • Air France, Mauritanian Airlines International, Air China and Royal Air Maroc are some of the carriers that constantly fly from Mauritania to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight duration from Nouadhibou to Beijing, Hong Kong is 1 day, 2 hours and from Nouakchott, it is 19 hours, 25 minutes.
  • The climate in Hong Kong is subtropical. Hong Kong has four distinguishable seasons - a warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, and cool and dry winter. 
  • The religion in Hong Kong is characterized by a multi-faith diversity of beliefs and practices.  Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are some of the religions practised in Hong Kong.
  • The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency used in Hong Kong. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. However, most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.
  • Some of the special delicacies found in Hong Kong are sweet and sour pork, wontons, roast gooses, wind sand chicken, shrimp and chicken balls, phoenix talons (chickens' feet), etc.
  • Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Hong Kong eight hours ahead of Mauritania.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $50 per daily spending in Hong Kong.
  • The power and socket plug used in Hong Kong are of Type G and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Movement in Hong Kong is possible with buses, minibuses, taxis, car rentals and trains. 
  • Visitors in Hong Kong are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, with low crime rates and excellent standards of medicine and healthcare. With just a little bit of caution, tourists in this country should be fine.

What is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant. January/February is the best time to experience Hong Kong festivals -- it is the time when the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival are celebrated.

What is the official language in Hong Kong?

Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. However, most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.

Can you drink the water in Hong Kong?

 Water in Hong Kong from the tap is generally considered safe to drink, although, it is advised to be boiled. Tourists can purchase bottled water at major stores in the country.