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Safety and Security - Adrar Region, Mauritania

Hello

Anyone been to this region recently. What is the news and 'feel' for things on the ground?

The FCO website states the following:

  • We advise against all travel to the eastern and northern provinces of Mauritania - Tiris Zemmour, Adrar, Tagant, and Hodh el Chargui - due to the continuing high threat from terrorism throughout the country. This includes all areas bordering Mali, Western Sahara and Southern Algeria.

  • We also advise against all travel to the western provinces of Dakhlet-Nouadhibou and Inchiri. This includes the road from the port of Nouadhibou to Nouakchott - see Rally Racing.

  • We advise against all but essential travel to the rest of the country.
However I am inclined to believe that if you actually follow all the FCO advice to the letter you would never leave your front door. Will be looking to pass through Mauritania and make my way to Atar next May so any feedback from travellers who have recently visited this area would be welcome.

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However I am inclined to believe that if you actually follow all the FCO advice to the letter you would never leave your front door. Will be looking to pass through Mauritania and make my way to Atar next May so any feedback from travellers who have recently visited this area would be welcome.
Exactly so. I was in Atar-Chinguetti in April and it is very peaceful, not even a tourist in sight. You can go to Tidjidja and probably further east. The gendarmes will let you know where you can go.
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