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Mauritania

  • Status: Warning & Restriction
  • Travel Warning Areas: Entire country, note specific Travel Restriction areas
  • Travel Restriction Areas: Northern Provinces: Adrar, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Inchiri, Tagant, Tiriszemmour
  • Date of Last ITOC Review: October 11, 2016
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Certain locations within this country are under U-M Travel Warning, while other locations within this country are under U-M Travel Restriction. The warning/restriction status will affect individual travel requirements.

In warning areas, travel for university purposes is unadvisable due to a significant level of health, safety or security risks. Students cannot be required to participate in activities in this destination. Regular (annual) educational programs may be suspended.

In restriction areas, travel for university purposes is generally prohibited due to extreme health, safety or security risks. University-related travel for undergraduate students is prohibited. Students cannot be required to participate in activities in this destination. Regular (annual) educational programs may be suspended. Evacuation of undergraduate students is required (and may be necessary for graduate or professional students).

U-M Travel Requirements:

Faculty and Staff

Destinations under travel warning:

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Register with the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance provider (GeoBlue).
  • If leading students to this destination, submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • The group safety plan must be approved to take students to a warning destination.
    • If the group safety plan is approved, ensure that all participants submit a University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver form in M-Compass.

Destinations under travel restriction:

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Register with the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance provider (GeoBlue).
  • If leading graduate students to this destination, submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • The group safety plan must be approved to take graduate students to a warning destination.
    • If the group safety plan is approved, ensure that all participants submit a University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver form in M-Compass.
  • Due to severe security concerns, the evacuation insurance provider may have limited or no capability in some regions of Travel Restriction destinations. Though faculty and staff are not required to complete an Individual Safety Plan proposal, they are encouraged to complete a safety plan, which ITOC may forward to the insurance provider to ensure that evacuation capabilities are available for each exact destination on the travel itinerary.

Graduate Students

Destinations under travel warning:

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Enroll in the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance plan (GeoBlue).
  • Travel under an approved safety plan.
    • Individual travel: Submit a completed Individual Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • Group travel: Group leader should submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.  Individuals within the group travel do not need to complete individual safety plans.
  • Sign the University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver when submitting an Individual Safety Plan. Individual travelers can find the waiver in their Safety Plan application in M-Compass. For travelers on group travel, the waiver will be in your M-Compass group travel registration.

Destinations under travel restriction:

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Enroll in the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance plan (GeoBlue).
    • Individual travel: Submit a completed Individual Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • Group travel: Group leader should submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.  Individuals within the group travel do not need to complete individual safety plans.Travel under an approved safety plan.
  • Sign the University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver when submitting an Individual Safety Plan. Individual travelers can find the waiver in their Safety Plan application in M-Compass. For travelers on group travel, the waiver will be in your M-Compass group travel registration.

Undergraduate Students

Destinations under travel warning:

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Enroll in the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance plan (GeoBlue).
  • Travel under an approved safety plan.
    • Individual travel: Submit a completed Individual Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • Group travel: Group leader should submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.  Individuals within the group travel do not need to complete individual safety plans.
  • Sign the University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver when submitting an Individual Safety Plan. Individual travelers can find the waiver in their Safety Plan application in M-Compass. For travelers on group travel, the waiver will be in your M-Compass group travel registration.

Destinations under travel restriction:

  • Travel is prohibited.

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Additional Information

The following resources provide region specific health, safety, and security information to assist individuals in understanding and mitigating risks during travel:

The Safety Plan Worksheet guides travelers in preparing risk mitigation strategies for health, safety, and security. For travel to U-M warning/restriction destinations, safety plan proposals must be completed in M-Compass. Do not complete this worksheet for ITOC review.

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