Mauritanian visa for Ethiopian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Ethiopian 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 Ethiopian citizens to enter Mauritania for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Mauritania e-visa for Ethiopian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Mauritania visa on arrival for Ethiopian citizens Eligible

Mauritania tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Ethiopian 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 Ethiopia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Mauritania nearest your place of residence.

  • Addis Ababa: The Embassy of Mauritania in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 46 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Ethiopia) 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 & Ethiopia comparison

Mauritania's area is approximately 1,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi), while the area of Ethiopia is approximately 1,000,000 km2 (386,102 sq mi). This means Ethiopia is 3.07% smaller than Mauritania.

As of December 2021, Mauritania's population is ~16.4 million people - 371,342,458 fewer people than the population of Ethiopia.

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

Mauritania Ethiopia Difference
Population (est 2021) 16,412,401 387,754,859 371.3 million fewer people live in Mauritania than Ethiopia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 1 11 Mauritania has 10 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Ethiopia.
Travel freedom (2021) 26 12 Mauritania passport holders can visit 14 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 35 72 Mauritanian hosts 37 fewer foreign missions than Ethiopia.

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