Travel advice for Mauritania.

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Travel money:

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Ouguiya MRO

Currency exchange rate

MRO 100 = ~ CHF 0.25 ; CHF 1 = ~ MRO 386.40 (09/2022)

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Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French and Arabic

Capital

Nouakchott

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 041 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 3 months or more with visa and return or onward travel ticket.

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Thu)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.30 - 19.00 h (Sat - Thu)

Other information

Security

Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Security

Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Nouakchott, Ilot C Lot 454
Tel. +222 45 24 28 66

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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