Mauritanian visa for Nigerian citizens

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

Mauritania tourist visa requirements:

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

  • Abuja: The Embassy of Mauritania in Abuja, Nigeria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 11 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Nigeria) 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 & Nigeria comparison

Mauritania's area is approximately 1,030,700 km2 (397,955 sq mi), while the area of Nigeria is approximately 910,770 km2 (351,650 sq mi). This means Nigeria is 13.17% smaller than Mauritania.

As of December 2021, Mauritania's population is ~16.4 million people - 680,768,631 fewer people than the population of Nigeria.

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

Mauritania Nigeria Difference
Population (est 2021) 16,412,401 697,181,032 680.8 million fewer people live in Mauritania than Nigeria
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 1 102 Mauritania has 101 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Nigeria.
Travel freedom (2021) 26 26 Mauritania passport holders visit 0 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 35 93 Mauritanian hosts 58 fewer foreign missions than Nigeria.

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