Local Resources for U.S. Citizens

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Before traveling to Mauritania or any other country, the U.S. Department of State encourages all Americans to check its web site on Tips for Traveling Abroad and enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). 

For more specific information on Mauritania, visit the Department’s Country Specific Information on Mauritania.  This document includes the location of the U.S. embassy, immigration procedures, health conditions, crime and security information, road safety, currency and entry regulations, and drug penalties.

Prior to traveling, U.S. Citizens are encouraged to read the Department’s current Travel Warnings.  Travel Alerts are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.  The State Department issues Travel Alerts to disseminate information quickly about terrorist threats and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to U.S. citizens.

Crime Victims’ Assistance

The Consular Section provides assistance to victims of crime.  Please contact us if you are a victim of crime in Mauritania.  We can help you seek medical care, file a police report, facilitate obtaining emergency funds from home and obtain a new passport, if yours is stolen.