Mauritania visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Mauritanian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 3 months

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Mauritania for a period of 3 months. 
  • Intending visitors can visit on a tourist or business visa. 
  • South Africans can enter Mauritania on a visa on arrival visa status. 
  • Your visa is valid for a maximum of 12 months and allowed only a single entry. 
  • Your passport must be valid for six months before entry into the country. 
  • Before entry into Mauritania, you must present 2 passport photographs, flight itinerary and a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mauritania safe for tourists?

The risk of kidnapping in Mauritania is very high. To avoid becoming a victim, avoid open terraces and cafes.

Is Mauritania an island?
No, Mauritania is not an island.

Is Mauritania in sub Saharan Africa?

Yes, Mauritania is in sub-Saharan Africa.

Do I need a visa for Mauritania?

Yes, as a South African you need a visa to visit Mauritania.

How much does a Mauritanian visa cost?
The Mauritanian visa costs $45 for Africans and Asians and $60 for Europeans.