For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required.


Visa is required for the holder of an emergency travel document in transit.



Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Mauritania. A certificate of complete vaccination is required (vaccines adopted by the WHO - AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer BioNTech, Janssen, Moderna, Sinovac, Covishield). One can be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose.
Passengers who have not been vaccinated should have a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours.
If any of the symptoms of COVID-19 appear, a PCR or rapid on-site antigen test will be performed. If the test comes out negative, the passenger will be advised to spend 10 days in self-isolation. If the test is positive, the passenger will be placed in a controlled quarantine for 10 days, at his own expense. If there is a need for medical assistance, the competent services of the Mauritanian Ministry of Health will take care of that, free of charge. A control PCR test will be performed on the 10th day after the quarantine.
All foreign nationals, entering Mauritania, must wear a mask, disinfect their hands regularly and maintain a distance of 1.5 m. Upon arrival at the airport, a contactless temperature check is performed.



Entry into the territory of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for citizens of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all types of passports, is possible only with a visa.

Visas can be issued at Nouakchott International Airport or at one of the 35 border crossings (established on 7 February 2010), which are located in the zones under the army control, in the north-east of the country, or the governor of the region.

It is not recommended to enter Mauritania by land from the east or from the north-east. For transit by vehicle from Morocco to Mauritania, it is necessary to obtain prior approval from the Direction générale des Douanes, la Sûreté et la Défense nationale

The only entry point from Morocco to Mauritania is the coastal road leading to Nouadhibou, where safe movement is ensured.

The import and export of money from the country is subject to mandatory registration. It is necessary to save the invoices for the money exchange and purchases.



No social security agreement has been concluded.



HEALTH SITUATION – Sporadic cases of meningitis have been reported, while Hepatitis A and typhus are endemic. Malaria is present in some parts of the country, as a result of the existence of a large number of mosquitoes. Vaccination against all these diseases is recommended.

You can find the current situation on the health situation in this country on the website of the World Health Organization.

SECURITY SITUATION – The security situation is not satisfactory (there is a latent threat of terrorist attacks and kidnappings), although the authorities of this country are taking measures in the fight against terrorism. Tourists are advised to avoid Mauritania as a destination. The situation is especially unstable in the desert border areas of Mauritania towards Mali, where there are armed conflicts, kidnappings and the like.

The capital Nouakchott (and other larger cities, such as Nouadhibou) is in a slightly better security situation, but caution is advised (especially for women), as there are frequent cases of attacks and robberies.

At, you can see the safety map of Mauritania. Areas that should not be visited are marked in red, while areas that are not advised to go without a valid reason are marked in orange.

TRANSPORT – From the airport in Nouakchott, it is advisable to provide transportation by the host (friends or organizers of the meeting, seminar, etc.). If this is not possible, taxi transport is recommended. For accommodation, choose a hotel whose entrance is controlled. Pay attention on the road, because traffic accidents are very common.

OTHER INFORMATION – The national currency in Mauritania is the Ouguiya.

It is forbidden to photograph public and religious buildings.


Contact information

During your stay in Mauritania, for consular assistance and protection, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, at the following number: 00 212 53 77 52 201 and e-mail address:, which covers Mauritania on a non-residential basis.