Mali international travel advice

Landscape view of Mali

Mali 🇲🇱

Mali is part of Africa with main city at Bamako. Its Least Developed country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. the Republic of Mali is the formal name of Mali It is adviced to Do not travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~21.19 °C   🌧 ~0.05 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Do not travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Mali. Do not travel to Mali due to the national state of emergency, and the high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. This includes the capital, Bamako. Other levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 31, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Mali uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French


💱 Currencies Used

Mali uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Mali. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Mali is on average 0.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mali is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 8,466.29 XOF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Malitel or Orange. Mali uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mali upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Mali, dial +, then 223 (the country code for Mali), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Mali, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Mali you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency


111, 22222


112, 115, 25566

Fire department

22333, 113

Last updated: January 1, 2020