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The website of the Italians who recently crossed from Mauritania to Algeria. Theres no report about the trip so if someone was interested they would probably need to contact them directly

https://jusalulu.com/
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It seems the swiss have hit the brick wall at Tindouf.

Some interesting info but they seem unaware of the crossings in the first half of 2022.
https://cantone-libero.ch/reisen/afr...d-wohl-nichts/

Drone attacks are mentioned although the reality of this is still unclear. Last week other media were reporting at Algerian attack on Mauritanian gold miners and theft of their gold.
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Looks like DZ and RIM are moving ahead with plans for the road.
https://www.aps.dz/regions/151715-al...ndouf-zouerate
https://www.aps.dz/regions/152071-le...ndouf-zouerate
but if the claim off 773km is correct, that is quite a long short cut across the desert.
(Thanks to SK for digging this up)
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Algerian who made it through PK75
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https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/north-africa/mauritania-visa-border-84142

Hi We did last january 2023 exactly a year ago..... we waited 2 days at border in mauritania side.... they wont let us out, until Algerian autorities came there and get autorization from Alger...next day let us cross in to algerian side.... we had visa and algerian family official invitation... no any civilian is autorize to go from Tinduf to the real berder point, PK55 ,
all area is under army control> we get escorted to Tinduf city and from there with our Algerian friend, who made the invitation, we drove always under escort to timimoun and Elgolea... from there we drive alone to ghardaia and even went for a week in the meaddle of Erg occidentale .....spend more than a week in gardaia alone but on the way to tunisia get escorted again up to the border.... always very kind and welcoming... great experience but Im sure on the other way(Algeria to Mauritania will be almost impossible because they stop anybody long before the tinduf border area.... we meet a german guy with mali passport who was sent back
PS The pist from Zuerat to the border point PK55 is easy and full of big trucks
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Hi We did last january 2023 exactly a year ago..... we waited 2 days at border in mauritania side.... they wont let us out, until Algerian autorities came there and get autorization from Alger...next day let us cross in to algerian side.... we had visa and algerian family official invitation... no any civilian is autorize to go from Tinduf to the real berder point, PK55 ,
all area is under army control> we get escorted to Tinduf city and from there with our Algerian friend, who made the invitation, we drove always under escort to timimoun and Elgolea... from there we drive alone to ghardaia and even went for a week in the meaddle of Erg occidentale .....spend more than a week in gardaia alone but on the way to tunisia get escorted again up to the border.... always very kind and welcoming... great experience but Im sure on the other way(Algeria to Mauritania will be almost impossible because they stop anybody long before the tinduf border area.... we meet a german guy with mali passport who was sent back
PS The pist from Zuerat to the border point PK55 is easy and full of big trucks
Thank you for your report. It seems that way from south to north would be much more better. Many things changed rapidly in Algeria nowadays. Last mounth my trip was more relaxing than in 2019.
I will have also invitations and visa from privat person. Hopelly we will know new reports from people crossing border this time.
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Hi We did last january 2023 exactly a year ago..... we waited 2 days at border in mauritania side.... they wont let us out, until Algerian autorities came there and get autorization from Alger...next day let us cross in to algerian side.... we had visa and algerian family official invitation... no any civilian is autorize to go from Tinduf to the real berder point, PK55 ,
all area is under army control> we get escorted to Tinduf city and from there with our Algerian friend, who made the invitation, we drove always under escort to timimoun and Elgolea... from there we drive alone to ghardaia and even went for a week in the meaddle of Erg occidentale .....spend more than a week in gardaia alone but on the way to tunisia get escorted again up to the border.... always very kind and welcoming... great experience but Im sure on the other way(Algeria to Mauritania will be almost impossible because they stop anybody long before the tinduf border area.... we meet a german guy with mali passport who was sent back
PS The pist from Zuerat to the border point PK55 is easy and full of big trucks

This is very interesting to hear and confirms what I found when I applied for my visa last autumn - that having an Algerian citizen who can vouch for you is the best way to get a visa and also freedom to travel.

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I don't know if this is a visa issue, or a border issue.

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2 Bits of News

The Swiss (Cantone-libero) have successfully crossed from Mauritania to Algeria


And secondly an official announcement that the border is open to people as well as freight was made today.

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