Mali is part of Africa with main city at Bamako. It's usually 🌤️ 25.76 °C in Mali with a rainfall of 🌧 1.30 mm. Internet speed in Mali is on average 0.5 Mbps. In Mali you drive on the right side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Mali. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~25.76 °C 🌧 ~1.30 mm 👨👩👦👦 18M people
Mali Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
We've reviewed our advice for Mali. We continue to advise do not travel to Mali. The Canadian Embassy can provide limited emergency consular assistance to (see 'Full Advice > Local contacts'). Terrorist attacks have increased since mid-July 2022 in central and southern Mali, including in Bamako. Terrorists have primarily targeted security forces facilities, resulting in casualties, including civilians. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Mali due to the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping.
Mali Essential travel details
Mali uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are French
Money in Mali
💱 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.
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 in Mali
Internet speed in Mali is on average 0.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mali is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
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.
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 in Mali
🛣️ 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.
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Mali country map
Mali travel details
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