COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Mali (3 May Update)

*Can a resident enter the country? *

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

*Can a foreigner enter the country? *

  • Yes

  • Foreign citizens are allowed to enter Mali. Travellers must get visas prior to arrival.

*Is transit allowed through the country? *

  • Yes

  • Transiting passengers will have their temperature checked on arrival and must have a negative PCR test report not older than 72 hours.

*Is a test required on arrival? *

  • Yes

  • Health screening will be done at every port of entry.

  • Travellers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test certificate or with a certificate older than 7 days are subject to testing on arrival. Anyone suspected of having COVID-19 is subject to testing on arrival.

*Is a test certificate allowed? *

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued from foreign countries are accepted.

*Test certificate required? *

  • Yes

  • Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 test report issued within 7 days before arrival in Mali.

  • Departing passengers must present a negative COVID test certificate issued less than 72 hours prior to exit from Mali. Travellers can obtain a COVID-19 test report from the National Institute of Public Health Laboratory of Medical Virology and Emerging Diseases seven days a week from 07:30 to 15:00.

*Is quarantine required on arrival? *

  • No with exceptions

  • Generally, inbound passengers with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test report are not required to quarantine. Anyone who fails to provide a valid PCR test certificate or has any symptoms of COVID-19 will need to undergo a test upon arrival and isolate themselves at their place of residence or in a hotel at their own expense until the negative result is obtained. Travellers may be required to quarantine for 14 days following a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

  • Travellers with a positive test result will be required to enter quarantine at a government-designated facility.

  • Based on the above restrictions, all incoming travellers failing to meet entry requirements, must be prepared to quarantine for a maximum of 14 days.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • All travellers must complete a health declaration form which can be downloaded from this link.

Is a vaccination required?

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

Insurance required?

  • No

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Modibo Keita International Airport is open.

  • Commercial flights have resumed. Passengers are advised to contact airlines/travel agents directly for information on the availability of flights.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Borders are open.

  • Regional borders are open.

  • UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are not accepted for entry and transit purposes.

  • The government may change entry requirements with a little or no advance notice.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • No curfew is in place. The government has imposed a state of emergency until 26 June 2021. This decree entails the continued enforcement of restrictions and health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • People are encouraged to maintain social distancing measures and are strongly advised to use hand sanitizer, wash their hands regularly, and avoid shaking hands with one another.

  • Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Masks are required.

  • There are no reported travel restrictions within Mali. Regional borders are open.

  • Vehicle occupancy is restricted.

*Accommodations open? *

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Few hotels are open.

*Restaurants open? *

  • No

  • Restaurants are closed.

*Bars and cafes open? *

  • No

  • Bars and nightclubs are closed.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes

  • Tourist attractions are open.

*Events allowed? *

  • No with exceptions

  • Gatherings are allowed with up to 50 people. Festivals and cultural performances have been prohibited during the state of emergency.

  • Festivals and other events will be suspended until further notice.

*Masks required in public? *

  • Yes

  • Face masks are required in public places and on public transportation.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.