Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tevragh-Zeina Area

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott advises U.S. citizens of an increase in crime in the Tevragh-Zeina area of Nouakchott.  Additionally, traffic accidents in Nouakchott rose over 200 percent last year, and driving conditions remain extremely dangerous in Nouakchott.

Actions to Take:

  • Use caution when walking or driving at night
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt
  • Review your personal security plans


  • U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

+222 4525-2660

+222 3662-8163 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444