Mauritania – Health Alert

Location:  Mauritania

Event: The Mauritanian Ministry of Health has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Mauritania.

IMPORTANTThe are no evacuation flights scheduled at this time. 

Please send an email to if you have questions about returning to the United States.

The Government of Mauritania has instituted a curfew every day from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM every day.  The embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to abide by the curfew.

The restriction on internal travel between cities has not been lifted at this time.

The U.S. embassy’s operating hours during Ramadan are Monday to Thursday, 0900-1700 and Friday from 0900 -1200.

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 government of Mauritania has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed until end of Ramadan (on or around May 26). Sporting events, festivals, and all gatherings have been banned.

U.S. Embassy Mauritania has suspended routine visa services.  The Consular Section is still open for American Citizens Services. Please visit our website If you need consular services, please email to make an appointment. You may also contact the embassy’s duty officer at 3662-8163.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

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

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