Mauritania visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritanian Visa is not required for Nigerians

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Entry Requirements

  • Nigerians visiting Mauritania require a visa on arrival. 
  • Nigerians visiting Mauritania  can obtain a visa on arrival at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Nigerians visiting Mauritania must have a passport  valid for six months with sufficient blank pages for stamps.
  • Nigerians visiting Mauritania must show proof of hotel accommodation or a letter of invitation from your host in Mauritania.
  • Nigerians visiting Mauritania with pets must have a health certificate and a proof of rabies vaccination.
  • Nigerians visiting Mauritania must check for hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and yellow fever vaccination. 
  • There is currently no direct flight options available from Lagos to Nouakchott Airport, Mauritania.
  • Connecting flights between Lagos and Nouakchott Airport, Mauritania typically lasts for 6 hours and 26 minutes.
  • While Mauritania is home to a diverse religious demography, Islam is currently the religion practiced by a vast majority of Mauritania’s population.
  • The exchange rate between the Nigerian Naira and the Mauritanian Ouguiya is currently at 1 NGN = 0.10 MRO.
  • Because the time zone currently in use in Mauritania is the Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT ), Mauritania is an hour behind Nigeria.
  • Getting around in Mauritania is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes minibuses, bush taxis, trains, car rentals and domestic flights.
  • Mauritania uses a type C adapter for visitors travelling with chargeable devices.
  • Mauritania has a Sahelian climate, with one rainy season from July to October.
  • The winter season of November to March is the best time to visit Mauritania, when it’s warm but not scorching, though nights can be chilly.
  • Arabic is Mauritania’s official language, French is also widely spoken and visitors could have some difficulty with communication when relating with the people.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic French phrases to help them navigate communications while in Mauritania.


Frequently Asked Questions


pls how can I get visa can I get it in Lagos pls?

As a nigeria, how much will it cost me to get to Mauritania?

How much does it cost to go to mouritania from Nigeria?

what is the easiest way to go to Mauritania from Nigeria?

As a Nigerian citizen with an ecowas passport can I just go book a flight here in Lagos to Mauritania and pay for my visa there in Mauritania airport?

How is fly tickets for Lagos?