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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