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In planning our trip to Walata, it will help
if we find out about a few practical aspects of interest for tourists
travelling in Mauritania: documentation, vaccinations, climate...
all those things that will make our stay in the country easier.
To be able to get into Mauritania we need a passport with at least
three months validity and an obligatory visa which takes about 10
to 15 days to get. It costs 53.05 Euros and involves filling in
an application form and submitting it with two photographs.
The address of the Mauritanian Embassy in Spain is:
c/ Velázquez , 90
The only other diplomatic office this country has in Europe is in
France and the contact details are:
Tel.: 91 575 70 07.
5, rue de Montevideo.
To avoid having to worry about possible health problems during
our trip to Mauritania we should bear in mind that vaccination against
yellow fever and precautionary measures such as malaria prevention
are recommended. Medical services specialising in this field of
health can provide ample information on all this.
The climate is another important factor in this country. For our
own comfort during our entire tour of Mauritania, we should remember
that although it is hot during the day it cools down at night. Our
luggage should therefore include warm clothes, lighter wear, comfortable
shoes, sun glasses, a hat, a shawl and even a bathing suit so that
we can cool off during the hottest part of the day.
It is very important to remember that credit cards are
not accepted in Mauritania, and you are advised to carry Euros in
cash to avoid money problems.