Mauritania (The Islamic Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Full diplomatic relations between South Africa and Mauritania were established in January 1995. The South African Ambassador to Senegal is accredited to Mauritania.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Mauritania

H E Mr L Pienaar
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Mauritanian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr M Ould Hanani
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

South Africans may apply for visas at any Mauritanian Mission.

Health requirements

There is a high risk of contracting Malaria, especially in the south. A Yellow Fever Certificate is necessary if coming from an endemic area. Hepatitus A and B present. Meningitis is also present. A Tetanus injection is recommended. The water is contaminated and the milk is unpasteurised, therefore both should be boiled before use. For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Very desert-like conditions. Mostly hot and dry with little to no rain. There is some rainfall in the south between the months of July and September. Trade winds cool down the coastal strip. The Desert is cooler with wind in March and April.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Mauritania, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information



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