Mali Practical Information


European nationals wishing to stay less than 30 days in Mali must apply for a tourist visa before their departure at the Malian representation closest to their place of residence. Travelers must have a passport valid 6 months after the expected return date and a vaccination record attesting to the yellow fever vaccine.

For other nationalities or for more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Malian representation closest to his place of residence.

Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter Malian territory.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required (especially for family stays).
As part of the tours organized by Timuntu Travel, the agency only offers trips with a guide-driver.

Jet lag

Mali Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 0).

Mali uses the CFA Franc.
1 Euro (€) = 656,42 CFA
1 Dollar (USD) = 555,60 CFA

220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

The official language of Mali is French.
National languages are also present in the country: Bambara, Bobo, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Soninké, Songhay, Senufo-Minianka, Tamasheq, Arabic or Khassonké.
Bambara is spoken by more than three quarters of Malians who often master several national languages.

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