Mauritania Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by non-residents of 18 years and over:
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- 50 grams of perfume and 1/4 liter of eau-de-Cologne;
Prohibited: alcoholic beverages; pork and pork products.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Sporting guns, for temporary admission, a gun license and import license are required, to be obtained before arrival from the Home Ministry.


Rabies vaccination certificate and a health certificate from the country of origin are required. Dogs and cats of less than 3 months old are accepted without complying with sanitary regulations.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of the final destination in Mauritania if this is an international airport.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Mauritania.


Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies: unlimited provided declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Mauritanian Ouguiya-MRO).

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: foreign currencies: equivalent of MRO 10,000.- per year (children under 10 years: MRO 5,000.-). Prohibited: local currency (Mauritanian Ouguiya-MRO). Non-residents: foreign currencies: amount imported and declared, less the amounts exchanged to accredited intermediaries. Import declaration must be produced. Prohibited: local currency (Mauritanian Ouguiya-MRO).

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.