Nouakchott - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

No, do not use credit cards; this is a cash economy. - Aug 2021


Not advised. - Aug 2021


Best to use cash. Check cashing at work along with an ATM makes life easier. - Sep 2020


Some hotels take credit cards, but don't assume that all do! There are ATMs, which I use from time to time, but unless you have a local account, fees are quite high. - Apr 2019


No, just cash a check at the Embassy. - May 2016


Don't use them. Ever. - Dec 2015


Don't do it. - Apr 2014


This is a cash economy. Credit cards are accepted at the hotels if the machines are working. I have heard no complaints about ATMs, but have not used one myself. - Aug 2011


Don't. - Dec 2009


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