Mauritania visa exemption & requirements

As of 2020, regular passport holders from 8 countries visiting Mauritania for tourism purposes including Algeria, Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia Do Not require a visa and will be granted permission for short-term stay on arrival.
Mauritania Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

Mauritanian visa exempt countries

To enter Mauritania for a short term visit, citizens of the following countries are able to travel in Mauritania without a visa:

Asia

Nationals from all countries in Asia will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Afghanistan Visa required No Yes
Armenia Visa required No Yes
Azerbaijan Visa required No Yes
Bangladesh Visa required No Yes
Bhutan Visa required No Yes
Brunei Visa required No Yes
Cambodia Visa required No Yes
China Visa required No Yes
Timor-Leste Visa required No Yes
Georgia Visa required No Yes
India Visa required No Yes
Indonesia Visa required No Yes
Japan Visa required No Yes
Kazakhstan Visa required No Yes
Kyrgyzstan Visa required No Yes
Laos Visa required No Yes
Malaysia Visa required No Yes
Maldives Visa required No Yes
Mongolia Visa required No Yes
Myanmar Visa required up to 90 days No Yes
Nepal Visa required No Yes
North Korea Visa required No Yes
Pakistan Visa required No Yes
Philippines Visa required No Yes
Singapore Visa required No Yes
South Korea Visa required No Yes
Sri Lanka Visa required No Yes
Tajikistan Visa required No Yes
Thailand Visa required No Yes
Turkmenistan Visa required No Yes
Uzbekistan Visa required No Yes
Vietnam Visa required No Yes

Europe

Nationals from all countries in Europe will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Albania Visa required No Yes
Andorra Visa required No Yes
Austria Visa required No Yes
Belarus Visa required No Yes
Belgium Visa required No Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required No Yes
Bulgaria Visa required No Yes
Croatia Visa required No Yes
Cyprus Visa required No Yes
Czech Republic Visa required 3 months No Yes
Denmark Visa required No Yes
Estonia Visa required No Yes
Finland Visa required No Yes
France Visa required No Yes
Germany Visa required No Yes
Greece Visa required No Yes
Hungary Visa required No Yes
Iceland Visa required No Yes
Ireland Visa required No Yes
Italy Visa required No Yes
Latvia Visa required No Yes
Liechtenstein Visa required No Yes
Lithuania Visa required No Yes
Luxembourg Visa required No Yes
North Macedonia Visa required No Yes
Malta Visa required No Yes
Moldova Visa required No Yes
Monaco Visa required No Yes
Montenegro Visa required No Yes
Netherlands Visa required No Yes
Norway Visa required No Yes
Poland Visa required No Yes
Portugal Visa required No Yes
Romania Visa required No Yes
Russia Visa required No Yes
San Marino Visa required No Yes
Serbia Visa required No Yes
Slovakia Visa required No Yes
Slovenia Visa required N/A No No
Spain Visa required No Yes
Sweden Visa required No Yes
Switzerland Visa required No Yes
Turkey Visa required No Yes
Ukraine Visa required No Yes
United Kingdom Visa required No Yes
Kosovo Visa required N/A No No

Africa

Nationals from 8 countries in Africa are exempt from Mauritania visa, while those from 45 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Algeria Visa not required No No
Angola Visa required No Yes
Benin Visa required No Yes
Botswana Visa required No Yes
Burkina Faso Visa required No Yes
Burundi Visa required No Yes
Cameroon Visa required No Yes
Cape Verde Visa required No Yes
Central African Republic Visa required No Yes
Chad Visa required No Yes
Comoros Visa required No Yes
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required No Yes
Djibouti Visa required No Yes
Egypt Visa required No Yes
Equatorial Guinea Visa required No Yes
Eritrea Visa required No Yes
Ethiopia Visa required No Yes
Gabon Visa required No Yes
Gambia Visa not required No No
Ghana Visa required No Yes
Guinea Visa required No Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Visa not required No No
Kenya Visa required No Yes
Lesotho Visa required No Yes
Liberia Visa required No Yes
Libya Visa not required No No
Madagascar Visa required No Yes
Malawi Visa required No Yes
Mali Visa not required No No
Mauritius Visa required No Yes
Morocco Visa required 30 days No Yes
Mozambique Visa required No Yes
Namibia Visa required No Yes
Niger Visa not required No No
Nigeria Visa required No Yes
Rwanda Visa required No Yes
São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required N/A No No
Senegal Visa not required No No
Seychelles Visa required No Yes
Sierra Leone Visa required No Yes
Somalia Visa required No Yes
South Africa Visa required No Yes
Sudan Visa required No Yes
Eswatini Visa required No Yes
Tanzania Visa required 90 days No Yes
Togo Visa required No Yes
Tunisia Visa not required No No
Uganda Visa required No Yes
Zambia Visa required No Yes
Zimbabwe Visa required No Yes
Republic of the Congo Visa required No Yes
Guinea-Bissau Visa required No Yes
South Sudan Visa required No Yes

Central America and Caribbean

Nationals from all countries in Central America and Caribbean will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Antigua and Barbuda Visa required No Yes
Bahamas Visa required No Yes
Barbados Visa required No Yes
Belize Visa required No Yes
Costa Rica Visa required No Yes
Cuba Visa required No Yes
Dominica Visa required No Yes
Dominican Republic Visa required No Yes
El Salvador Visa required No Yes
Grenada Visa required No Yes
Guatemala Visa required No Yes
Haiti Visa required No Yes
Honduras Visa required No Yes
Jamaica Visa required No Yes
Nicaragua Visa required No Yes
Panama Visa required No Yes
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa required No Yes
Saint Lucia Visa required No Yes
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa required No Yes
Trinidad and Tobago Visa required No Yes

South America

Nationals from all countries in South America will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Argentina Visa required No Yes
Bolivia Visa required No Yes
Brazil Visa required No Yes
Chile Visa required No Yes
Colombia Visa required No Yes
Ecuador Visa required No Yes
Guyana Visa required No Yes
Paraguay Visa required No Yes
Peru Visa required No Yes
Suriname Visa required No Yes
Uruguay Visa required No Yes
Venezuela Visa required No Yes

Oceania

Nationals from all countries in Oceania will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Australia Visa required No Yes
Fiji Visa required No Yes
Kiribati Visa required No Yes
Marshall Islands Visa required 90 days No Yes
Micronesia Visa required No Yes
Nauru Visa required No Yes
New Zealand Visa required No Yes
Palau Visa required 90 days No Yes
Papua New Guinea Visa required No Yes
Samoa Visa required No Yes
Solomon Islands Visa required No Yes
Tonga Visa required No Yes
Tuvalu Visa required No Yes
Vanuatu Visa required No Yes

Middle East

Nationals from all countries in Middle East will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Bahrain Visa required No Yes
Iran Visa required No Yes
Iraq Visa required No Yes
Israel Visa required No Yes
Jordan Visa required No Yes
Kuwait Visa required No Yes
Lebanon Visa required 360 days No Yes
Oman Visa required No Yes
Qatar Visa required No Yes
Saudi Arabia Visa required No Yes
Syria Visa required No No
United Arab Emirates Visa required No Yes
Yemen Visa required No Yes

North America

Nationals from all countries in North America will need visas to travel to Mauritania as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Canada Visa required No Yes
Mexico Visa required No Yes
United States Visa required No Yes

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