The Mauritanian Ouguiya is available in 1,000, 500, 200 and 100 notes, 20, 10, 5 and 1 coins. Euros are now widely accepted as are US dollars.
Bureau de change desks can be found at the airport and in the main banks in Nouakchott. There are limited opportunities to change money outside of Nouakchott, Atar and Nouadhibou.
Credit cards are not widely accepted in Mauritania. A few of the larger hotels in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou may take American Express.
US Dollar cheques are the most widely accepted, however they can be hard to exchange.
On arrival in Mauritania you will be given a currency declaration form. It is illegal to import and export local currency. It is also illegal to change money on the black market.
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