Event: The Mauritanian Ministry of Health has confirmed six cases of COVID-19 in Mauritania.
IMPORTANT: The U.S. Embassy in Mauritania regrets that the special chartered flight scheduled to return several American citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to the United States has been delayed. We will communicate a new date and time once that information becomes available. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause to the individuals involved.
Any U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who would like to depart must contact the U.S. embassy immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the duty officer at 2662-8163, if you have not already done so.
The Government of Mauritania is restricting internal travel for private citizens effective immediately.
A curfew is in place for Mauritania from 6 PM to 6 AM every day.
The U.S. embassy has changed its operating hours to comply with the new curfew. Our new hours are Monday to Thursday, 0800-1600 and Friday from 0800-1200.
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 06 April 2020. Sporting events, festivals, and all gatherings have been banned.
Effective 17 March 2020, U.S. Embassy Mauritania has suspended routine visa services. The Consular Section is still open American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website mr.usembassy.gov. If you need consular services, please email email@example.com 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.
Actions to take:
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.govfor the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 https://mr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania
Nouadhibou Road, Avenue Al Quds, NOT PRTZ mr.usembassy.gov
- +222 3662-8203
ACS email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duty Officer: +222 3662-8163
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Mauritania Country Information
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