Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location: Mauritania, countrywide

Event: Criminal activity tends to be more frequent worldwide during the holiday season and the Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling.  Please take a few moments to plan for additional time in your travels and read the Country Specific Information pages, Travel Advisories, and Alerts on

Actions to Take:

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


U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania
+222 4525-2660
+222 3662-8163 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mauritania Country Information

Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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