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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Mali Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Mali

Local Situation: 4.5 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Mali. We detected travel advisories from 10 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), Niger (3.8), Burkina Faso (3.6), Algeria (2.8), Guinea (2.7), Ivory Coast with 2.4 and Senegal with 2.2 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Mali

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Mali.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 4.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Mali: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to the northern parts of Kayes and Koulikoro regions in the centre-west of Mali. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mali.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Southern parts of Koulikoro, Kayes, Sikasso and the region of Segou south of the Niger River except the capital, Bamako

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Southern parts of Koulikoro, Kayes, Sikasso and the region of Segou south of the Niger River except the capital, Bamako.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mali.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Bamako, northern parts of the Kayes and Koulikoro regions, and areas north of the latitude of Diema

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Bamako, northern parts of the Kayes and Koulikoro regions, and areas north of the latitude of Diema.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mali.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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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.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Der er undtagelsestilstand i Mali. Det betyder fx at du kan se politi/militær i gaderne. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hovedstaden Bamako. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge byen. På grund af en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko fraråder vi alle rejser til Mali. Hvis du alligevel vælger at rejse, bør ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/mali/

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mali.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Resten af landet.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Mali.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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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 Bambara, French
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 of 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 to and from 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 4,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Mali.

Is it safe to travel Mali in 2019?

The score is rather high (4,5) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Mali. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Mali?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Mali.

What is the size of Mali?

Mali has a size of 1,240,000 km² or 478,766 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.