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Mali travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Mali with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Mali.
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Mali travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Mali with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Mali - quick facts
|UK +0 hours
|West African CFA Franc
|C + E plug (220V)
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Mali tourist information
✝ = requirements for UK travellers.
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|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
The Mali weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Bamako.
Mali travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Mali from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Mali - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Mali - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Mali - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Mali - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Mali - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Mali - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Mali.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Mali travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Mali with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Mali - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Mali - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Mali - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Mali, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mali covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Mali with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Coronavirus timeline in Mali - Our World in Data
Mali travel features
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Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Mali including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Mali due to Covid-19?
Mali is open for tourism from the UK.
Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Mali?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Mali. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the time difference between Mali and the UK?
The time difference between Mali and the UK is UK time+0 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Mali?
What is the currency in Mali?
Which plugs are used in Mali?
Mali uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Mali?
They drive on the right side of the road in Mali.
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Do you need a visa for Mali?
Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Mali.
Check Mali visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ*.
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