Travel advice for Mali.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Mali.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

 

  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

West CFA franc XOF

Currency exchange rate

XOF 100 = ~ CHF 0.14 ; CHF 1 = ~ XOF 686.00 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Capital

Bamako

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Bamako, Coopération Suisse et Agence Consulaire
Tel. +223 20 21 32 05

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 12.00 h and 13.15 - 15.00 h (Mon - Thu)
8.30 - 12.30 h (Fri)

Other information

Security

There are still significant security risks. From Travel to Mali is discouraged. FDFA recommends Swiss citizens to leave the country temporarily.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Cultural characteristics
  • Mali is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Security

There are still significant security risks. From Travel to Mali is discouraged. FDFA recommends Swiss citizens to leave the country temporarily.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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