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Mali travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Open for travel from Mali
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must hold a negative novel coronavirus RT-PCR test results certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Passengers must complete a health declaration form. This can be obtained here.
  • This does not apply to passengers under 2 years old.
Flight Restrictions

published 06.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Mali.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights.
2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Quarantine

If you do not present a negative test that is less than 72 hours old on arrival, you will be tested and will be made to isolate at home or in a hotel while waiting for the test results. If you are showing symptoms, or testing positive on arrival, you will be made to go to government designated facilities, until a negative test is obtained.

Travelers arriving with fever (temperature above 37.5 degrees C/99.5 degrees F) from countries severely affected by COVID-19 will be subjected to self-isolation for 14 days and will receive daily follow-up by a Government of Mali medical team. Travelers arriving with fever (temperature above 37.5 degrees C/99.5 degrees F) and other respiratory signs and symptoms from countries severely affected by COVID-19 will be transported to an isolation site for further testing.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All travellers (including the one in transit) must complete a form available on this webiste [http://www.sante.gov.ml/]. More information available here: [http://www.anac-mali.org/].
To enter Mali you will either need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old or be tested on arrival at the airport. While waiting the test results, you will either have to isolate at home or in a hotel. If you test positive, you will be made to go to government designated facilities. Even if a negative test is presented and you show symptoms, you will be made to isolate until a negative test is obtained.

Bamako airport: All passengers travelling through Bamako airport must wear masks, respect social distancing measures, and will have their temperature taken before departure. Passengers are also asked to regularly disinfect their hands.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 1 year
or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to areas south of the Sahara Desert.
Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to areas within the Sahara Desert.

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Mali *****

    International restrictions:

    International airports and flights restarted operations since 25 July. Land borders will reopen from 31 July. All travellers (including the one in transit) must complete a form available on this webiste [http://www.sante.gov.ml/]. More information available here: [http://www.anac-mali.org/]. Travellers must also show upon arrival a COVID-19 negative test done within 72 hours from departure date.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Limited hotels are open. However there are no guarantees there are social distancing measures put in place. The Government of Mali has set out measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, but commonplace. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing, but take up is extremely poor.

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    28.07.2020
  • Mali International airports and flights restarted opertaions since 25 July. Land borders will reopen from 31 July. All travellers (including the one in transit) must complete a form available on this webiste [http://www.sante.gov.ml/]. More information available here: [http://www.anac-mali.org/]. Travellers must also show upon arrival a COVID-19 negative test done within 72 hours from departure date.

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    International restrictions:

    Travellers eligible for entry will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival, in suitable premises. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or testing positive on arrival, you will be made to go to government designated facilities, until a negative test is obtained. On departure, it is likely that the Government will implement further tests and temperature checks. Mali’s borders remain closed until further notice. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Limited hotels are open. However there are no guarantees there are social distancing measures put in place. The Government of Mali has set out measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, but commonplace. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing, but take up is extremely poor. Mali’s borders and international airports remain closed until further notice.

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    27.07.2020
  • Mali All commercial flights arriving from affected areas are suspended, with the exemption of humanitarian, trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

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    International restrictions:

    Mali’s borders and international airports remain closed until further notice. Entry to Mali is impossible except for Malian nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency or work visas. There are currently no regularly scheduled commercial flights. On flights that receive ‘special authorisation’, these are the measures in place: All arrivals in Mali are tested for COVID-19; If you are eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival, in suitable premises. If you showing symptoms, or testing positive on arrival, you will be made to go to government designated facilities, until a negative test is obtained. On departure, it is likely that the Government will implement further tests and temperature checks. Mali’s borders remain closed until further notice. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Limited hotels are open. However there are no guarantees there are social distancing measures put in place. The Government of Mali has set out measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, but commonplace. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing, but take up is extremely poor. Mali’s borders and international airports remain closed until further notice.

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    17.07.2020
  • Mali All commercial flights arriving from affected areas are suspended, with the exemption of humanitarian, trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Mali’s borders and international airports remain closed until further notice. There are currently no regularly scheduled commercial flights. On flights that receive ‘special authorisation’, these are the measures in place: All arrivals in Mali are tested for COVID-19; If you are eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival, in suitable premises. If you showing symptoms, or testing positive on arrival, you will be made to go to government designated facilities, until a negative test is obtained. On departure, it is likely that the Government will implement further tests and temperature checks. Mali’s borders remain closed until further notice. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Limited hotels are open. However there are no guarantees there are social distancing measures put in place. The Government of Mali has set out measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, but commonplace. People are strongly advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid shaking-hands with one another. People are advised to continue to adhere to strict social distancing, but take up is extremely poor. Mali’s borders and international airports remain closed until further notice.

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    14.07.2020
  • Mali All commercial flights arriving from affected areas are suspended, with the exemption of humanitarian, trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    International restrictions:

    The government has prohibited flights coming from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19. This led to cancellation of commercial flights into and out of Mali (cargos excluded). The Malian government has also closed land borders to passenger traffic. Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to go into effect with little or no advance notice. All land borders closed except for freight trucks. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    Face masks are mandatory in public. Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned, and bars and night clubs have also been closed. Vehicle occupancy has been restricted to promote social distancing. The work schedule for all government offices (with the exception of defense, security, and health) has been reduced to 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The General Directorate for Commerce and Competition set price limits for essential goods, including sugar, rice, cooking oil, and bread.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    The daily curfew imposed on March 26, 2020 was lifted on May 9, 2020.
    The government has on 2 June have allowed students with mandatory exams to return to schools and universities, but schools remain closed to most students.

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    26.06.2020
  • Mali Mali has suspended all flights from countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). UNHAS Ops still running

    The government announced that all commercial flights arriving from affected areas would be suspended, with the exemption of trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    International restrictions:

    The government has prohibited flights coming from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19. This led to cancellation of commercial flights into and out of Mali (cargos excluded). The Malian government has also closed land borders to passenger traffic. Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to go into effect with little or no advance notice. All land borders closed except for freight trucks. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    Face masks are mandatory in public. Sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned, and bars and night clubs have also been closed. Vehicle occupancy has been restricted to promote social distancing. The work schedule for all government offices (with the exception of defense, security, and health) has been reduced to 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The General Directorate for Commerce and Competition set price limits for essential goods, including sugar, rice, cooking oil, and bread.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    The daily curfew imposed on March 26, 2020 was lifted on May 9, 2020.
    The government has on 2 June have allowed students with mandatory exams to return to schools and universities, but schools remain closed to most students.

    Read more
    04.06.2020
  • Mali Mali has suspended all flights from countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The government announced that all commercial flights arriving from affected areas would be suspended, with the exemption of trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    International restrictions:

    All commercial international flights from countries impacted by COVID-19 are suspended (cargos excluded). All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    Internal restrictions:

    On 9 May, authorities decided to lift the curfew imposed from 21.00 to 05.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All public and social, cultural, political, sport related gatherings of more than 50 persons are suspended until further notice. All clubs and bars are closed until further notice.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    The government has targeted the 2 June for the reopening of schools

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    01.06.2020
  • Mali Mali has suspended all flights from countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The government announced that all commercial flights arriving from affected areas would be suspended, with the exemption of trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    International restrictions:

    All commercial international flights from countries impacted by COVID-19 are suspended (cargos excluded). All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    Internal restrictions:

    On 9 May, authorities decided to lift the curfew imposed from 21.00 to 05.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All public and social, cultural, political, sport related gatherings of more than 50 persons are suspended until further notice. All clubs and bars are closed until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions The government has targeted the 2 June for the reopening of schools

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    26.05.2020
  • Mali The government announced that all commercial flights arriving from affected areas would be suspended, with the exemption of trade related flights and cargo. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    International restrictions:

    All commercial international flights from countries impacted by COVID-19 are suspended (cargos excluded). All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    Internal restrictions:

    On 9 May, authorities decided to lift the curfew imposed from 21.00 to 05.00. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Public and private schools at all levels of education (including religious schools commonly known as madrasas) are to remain closed until at least 2 June. All public and social, cultural, political, sport related gatherings of more than 50 persons are suspended until further notice. All clubs and bars are closed until further notice.

    Source: UNHAS https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://ml.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    12.05.2020
  • Mali The government announced that all commercial flights arriving from affected areas would be suspended, with the exemption of trade related flights and cargo.
    UNHAS Ops still running.
    All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    International restrictions:

    All commercial international flights from countries impacted by COVID-19 are suspended (cargos excluded).
    All land borders closed except for freight trucks.

    Internal restrictions:

    The country has declared a state of emergency with curfew imposed from 21.00 to 05.00 (local time).
    Public and private schools at all levels of education (including religious schools commonly known as madrasas) are to remain closed until at least 9 May.
    All public and social, cultural, political, sport related gatherings of more than 50 persons are suspended until further notice.
    All clubs and bars are closed until further notice.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/06d3ac5f-8cc7-4d5c-a986-18d92ab7e7ef]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://ml.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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