Embassy Nouakchott Health

Location:  Mauritania

Event: As of 07 August 2020, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has confirmed 6,418 cases of COVID-19 in Mauritania.

IMPORTANT: The Travel Advisory for Mauritania has been downgraded to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel. You may view Mauritania’s Travel Advisory here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Mauritania.html

Most airlines have resumed travel (with layovers) from Nouakchott to various airports in the United States. Travelers should book their tickets directly with the airlines.

At this time, only U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. green card holders) may transit through Paris to the United States.

Please send an email to consularnkc@state.gov if you have additional questions about returning to the United States.

The government of Mauritania has closed all land borders. The only exception is for commercial merchandise. Private U.S. citizens should not try to cross any land border at this time.

The U.S. embassy’s operating hours are Monday to Thursday, 0800-1700 and Friday from 0800 -1200.

All Mauritanian schools and universities are closed until September 1, 2020.

U.S. Embassy Mauritania has suspended routine visa services.  The Consular Section is still open for American Citizens Services. You can email consularnkc@state.gov to make an appointment. You may also contact the embassy’s duty officer at 3662-8163.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe and Mauritania advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel.

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