Mauritania – AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to Mauritania due to the threat of terrorism, particularly against Western interests..
Northern and eastern Mauritania – Avoid all travel
Global Affairs Canada advises against all travel to northern and eastern Mauritania, particularly the desert areas north of the Oualata–Tichit–Ouadane–Zouérat line, as well as to within 25 km of the borders with Algeria, Mali and Western Sahara, due to the risk of banditry and kidnapping. This area also include a military zone with restricted civilian access.