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Mauritania Travel Restrictions

22,52% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 22,20% last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Mauritania.

Mauritania entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Mauritania. Limited commercial flights are available.


Outgoing travel to MauritaniaTravelling from South Africa to Mauritania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Mauritania.

Details and exceptions
This testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 11.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Mauritania.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Mauritania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Mauritania must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Mauritania are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Mauritania

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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