Security Alert – Mauritanian Elections June 20, 2019

Location: Mauritania

Event: The Mauritanian presidential election is set for June 22, 2019.  Polls are scheduled to be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Election day is an exciting day and we encourage U.S. citizens to be mindful of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations as Mauritanian citizens and residents exercise their democratic rights.

Large crowds are expected at various rallies throughout the country, which may impact your planned activities.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


  • U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

+222 4525-2660

+222 3662-8163 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444