List of available services at Nouakchott International Airport

Information desk
An information desk is available in the main lobby of the airport. The reception staff can inform travelers and accompanying persons on their flight, and provide them with information on the airport services and formalities. Do not hesitate to call on them.
ATMs, banks, exchange
International credit card holders (Visa, Mastercard) can withdraw money from ATMs at the airport. These ATMs distribute banknotes in new ouguiya (UM, MRU).
Currency exchange can be done in the main hall of Oumtounsy Airport.
  • Banque nationale de Mauritanie (BNM): ATM - SITE
  • Banque BAMIS:  ATM, currency exchange - SITE

See also the customs handbook

See also the exchange rates observed at the airport

VIP Lounge
A VIP lounge of 67m² is proposed to the travelers seeking comfort and tranquility while waiting for their flight. Access is restricted to business and first class passengers of certain airlines, those with an access card or those paying the entrance fee. Various services are offered such as wifi, snack / bar, television and international press.
Mauritania has several 3G operators selling SIM cards without subscription and 3G USB keys for cheap and fast internet access on your PC, tablet or phone. These SIM cards are available and can be activated at the airport. The terminal also has several wifi access including in the VIP lounge.
Stores and duty free shop
Several shops are available within the airport, both in the international duty free zone and in the main departure and arrival halls. Books, international press, souvenirs, handicrafts, ready-to-wear, postcards and stamps, telephony and electronics, perfumes and tobacco (Beta Duty Free, information: +222/33024100), are all products offered to travelers and customers.

Post office
To send your letters, postcards and parcels, for your purchases of stamps and for the reception and the sending of money orders, the post office MAURIPOST of the international airport of Nouakchott-Oumtounsy is open from sunday to thursday (7h30 - > 16h30). Express shipping operators can be called at the following numbers:
  • UPS: (+222) 45 29 28 89
  • DHL: (+222) 45 25 47 061
  • EMS: (+222) 45 25 37 700
Police & security
Nouakchott Intl. Airport is always concerned about the safety of passengers and aircraft. The police of the airport listen to all travelers. Security officers also ensure compliance with international standards. You can call them to report any suspicious activity. In addition, we remind you that leaving luggage unattended can cause its destruction and prosecution against you.
Luggage wrapping
To strengthen and protect your luggage from bumps, scratches or theft, a paying luggage wrapping service is available in the check-in area of Nouakchott-Oumtounsy airport hall.
Call center
Information on departures, arrivals, delays and other information can be obtained by calling the airport: (+222) 41 11 58 00
Luggage scales
Each airline flying to Mauritania impose a different baggage allowance. It is important that every traveler comply with those rules under threat of being required to pay excess baggage fees that can be prohibitive. It is therefore recommended to weigh your luggage before you get to the airport. However, it is possible to weigh them on the luggage scales available at check-in counters in order to lighten them if necessary.
Cabin baggage
Just like checked baggage, cabin baggage must meet a maximum size and weight. Airlines propose in the check-in area boxes to check if your cabin baggage meets the standards. Some passengers try at the time of boarding to carry more or different bags that those validated at check-in. They are exposed to leave their bags at the airport or to pay excess baggage fees in addition to delay the takeoff to the detriment of all travelers.
Last minute tickets
Passengers who have not had the time to buy their plane ticket or have missed their flight have the opportunity to buy on the spot their trip including the day of departure. They can go to the check-in counters of the airlines or to the representative offices of these companies.
To ensure the comfort of its travelers and visitors, Nouakchott Airport offers a medical service for health emergencies:
  • Health Emergencies Santé Oumtounsy Airport: (+222) 37295454 / 37295427
  • Service d'assistance ambulances: (+222) 20447756
Baggage disputes
In the event of loss, theft or damage related to luggage carried by travelers, you can contact the airline's luggage dispute service as soon as you discover the loss.
Bars and restaurants
Nouakchott airport has cafes / restaurants in the main lobby and in the boarding area. You can eat there or consume various drinks, sodas or mineral waters. Fast food (sandwiches) is also available 24/7.
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