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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Mali Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 4.6 / 5

It is not safe to travel Mali. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Mali shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Mali), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mauritania (3.9), Burkina Faso (3.5), Niger (3.5), Algeria (2.8), Guinea (2.7), Ivory Coast with 2.4 and Senegal with 2.2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Mali from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Mali: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/malisicherheit/208258

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/mali.aspx

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. Koulikoro, except the capital, Bamako

​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. Kayes, Sikasso and the region of Segou south of the Niger River

​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. Bamako, and areas north of the latitude of Diema

​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

Australian government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region. within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso

​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Mali that violent attacks took place in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group. The attack happened in Sobame Da, near Sanga town in the Mopti region.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Mali due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in the regions of northern and central Mali. Violent crime is a particular concern during local holidays and seasonal events in Bamako, its suburbs, and Mali’s southern regions. Roadblocks and random police checkpoints are commonplace ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mali-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Mali.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/mali/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mali

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Mali due to the unpredictable security situation, the threat of terrorism and risk of kidnapping and armed banditry.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/mali

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Avoid travel completely

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/mali/

About Mali

Mali with its capital Bamako is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly less than twice the size of Texas (1,240,000 km²). The country is located interior Western Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger. The climate can be described as subtropical to arid; hot and dry (February to June); rainy, humid, and mild (June to November); cool and dry (November to February). The landscape is mostly flat to rolling northern plains covered by sand; savanna in south, rugged hills in northeast. With a population of about 12.32 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bamako
Population about 12.32 million
Size 1.240.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Common languages fr-ML,bm
Currency Franc (short: XOF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +223
Internet Top Level Domain .ml
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 ML
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MLI
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 466

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Mali is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • hot, dust-laden harmattan haze common during dry seasons
  • occasional Niger River flooding
  • recurring droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Mali. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. construction
  2. food processing
  3. gold mining
  4. phosphate

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. corn
  3. cotton
  4. goats
  5. millet
  6. peanuts
  7. rice
  8. sheep
  9. vegetables

Malian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Mali.

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. gold
  3. livestock

Import products

  1. construction materials
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. petroleum
  6. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Mali?

Mali is currently rated at 4,6 out of a possible 5.0. It is not safe to travel Mali.

So ... is it safe to travel Mali?

With these high scores you should avoid all kind of travel to Mali and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many advisories do you know for Mali?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 9 active advisories for Mali.