Demonstration Alert: Nouakchott and other areas within Mauritania

Location:  Nouakchott and other areas within Mauritania


Event:  The upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel on May 14, 2018 may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.


Actions to take: 

  • Keep a low profile;
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations;
  • Be aware of your surroundings; and
  • Review personal security plans



  • S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

+222 4525-2660

+222 3662-8163 (after hours)


  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


For further information:




  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Mauritania, which has recently relocated to Nouadhibou Road at Al Quds roundabout. The postal address is:  Nouadhibou Road, Avenue Al Quds, NOT PRTZ,  Nouakchott, Mauritania, at + (222) 4525-2660.  Operating hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Friday 8 a.m. to 12: 00 a.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is + (222) 3662-8163.


  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).