Mauritanian visa for Egyptian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Egyptian passport holders visiting Mauritania for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Egyptian citizens to enter Mauritania for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Mauritania e-visa for Egyptian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Mauritania visa on arrival for Egyptian citizens Eligible

Mauritania tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Egyptian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Mauritania.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Mauritania.

If you are looking for Mauritania visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Egypt, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Mauritania nearest your place of residence.

  • Cairo: The Embassy of Mauritania in Cairo, Egypt (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 39 minutes)

Mauritania visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Mauritania diplomatic mission offices to Egypt for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Egypt traveling to Mauritania from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Egypt) estimated Change (%)

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Mauritania & Egypt comparison

Mauritania's area is approximately 1,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi), while the area of Egypt is approximately 995,450 km2 (384,345 sq mi). This means Egypt is 3.54% smaller than Mauritania.

As of December 2021, Mauritania's population is ~16.4 million people - 269,221,144 fewer people than the population of Egypt.

We have highlighted Mauritania & Egypt’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Mauritania Egypt Difference
Population (est 2021) 16,412,401 285,633,545 269.2 million fewer people live in Mauritania than Egypt
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 1 131 Mauritania has 130 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Egypt.
Travel freedom (2021) 26 16 Mauritania passport holders can visit 10 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 35 159 Mauritanian hosts 124 fewer foreign missions than Egypt.

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