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 Mauritania - Formalities

Clearance

Yachts should contact the Port Authority on approach to Nouadhibou or Nouakchott for instructions.

No further detailed information is available.

Last updated October 2013.

Immigration

All visitors reguire a passport valid for at least 3 months from entry into the country.

Visa are required by all except citizens of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Rep), Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo & Tunisia

There are Mauritanian representatives in Paris, Abidjan, Algiers, Dakar, Rabat and Las Palmas.

Last updated October 2013.

Customs

On arrival, a currency and valuables declaration form must be completed and visitors must report to the police in the first large town.

Firearms must be declared. The import of alcohol is prohibited.

Importation of non-Islamic religious materials is prohibited.

Last updated October 2013.

Health

Yellow fever vaccination is required. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.

Other recommended immunisations are Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus and Typhoid.

Water should be treated.

Local Customs

This is a Muslim country and Islamic law must be respected. Sensitivity regarding standards of dress should be observed.  Women should dress conservatively and men must not wear shorts or go shirtless in public. During the month of Ramadan, one should not eat, drink or smoke in public.

Pets

Animals must be declared to Customs on arrival

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