Why carry an IDP while driving in Mauritania?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Mauritania highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Mauritania

Discover the natural beauty and landmarks of this country surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Mauritania. Driving your own car is ideal to get from one destination to another for your own protection. Take note of a few traffic reminders.

Important Reminders:

  • You drive on the right side of the road.
  • Minimum driving age is 18 years old. Minimum rental age is 25 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
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  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • It is illegal to drink and drive in Mauritania.
  • The speed limit is 80 km/h on urban roads and 100 km/hr on rural roads. 
  • Locals drive recklessly. Drive defensively at all times.
  • Beware of bribes!
  • It is best to travel in convoy for added safety.

Driving in the Winter

Mauritania does not have winter. Avoid traveling during rainy season from July to October. Plan your trip accordingly. 

Enjoy your stay and safe travels.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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