Mali travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

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   🌤️ ~21.89 °C   🌧 ~0.19 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Do not travel

​​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. Do not travel to Bamako, northern parts of the Kayes and Koulikoro regions, and areas north of the latitude of Diema. Reconsider your need to travel to Southern parts of Koulikoro, Kayes, Sikasso and the region of Segou south of the Niger River except the capital, Bamako. Do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso.

issued date: August 30, 2019

Weather

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🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French

Money

💱 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.

Calling

📡 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 .

Driving

🛣️ 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

Police

111, 22222

Ambulance

112, 115, 25566

Fire department

22333, 113

Last updated: December 5, 2019