Mali (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Closed

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 06.11.2020
1. A completed health declaration form must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at .
2. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival are subject to a PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.
3. Passengers in transit must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

Flights to Mali have resumed. Upon entering Mali travellers should:

Wear a mask.

Complete a form with contact information, travel history and health symptoms. The form is available online at and

Present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days prior to arrival in Mali.

Arrivals may be tested for COVID-19.

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 for 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.

Lockdown Details

The Government of Mali has set out measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. A nationwide state of emergency was put in place as of midnight 19 December 2020. Amongst the latest measures, all bars, restaurants and nightclubs are closed and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. Festivals and cultural performances have also been prohibited.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces and public transport. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

Full details of the new measures were published by communique and can be found here.

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