COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 05/23/2022

*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • The Government of Mali has announced that as of May 22, 2022, there were 31,056 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 733 deaths and 30,161 recoveries.
  • Travelers should be prepared for changes in travel restrictions to go into effect with little or no advanced notice.
  • Check with your airline prior to travel regarding restrictions and COVID-19 testing requirements for Mali and for any countries through which you intend to travel to and from Mali.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Mali? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • For information on vaccination and testing requirements for U.S.-bound travelers, see the CDC’s International Travel
  • Travelers can obtain COVID-19 tests at local facilities in Bamako, including:
    • Institut National de Santé Publique (INSP), Hippodrome
      • Tel (223) 20 21 43 20
      • 25,000 CFA same day results (test before 11:00, results by 6 p.m.)
    • Polyclinic Pasteur, ACI 2000 Hamdallaye
      • Tel (223) 20 29 10 10 / 20 29 14 38
      • 45,000 CFA for travelers (from 10:00 to 12:00) next day results at 2 pm
      • 25,000 CFA for routine testing, next day results at 2 p.m.
      • Rapid tests (55,000 CFA 8:00-11:30, results in 15 minutes)
    • Golden Life Hospital, Badalabougou
      • Tel (223) 20 22 11 11
      • 55,000 CFA (from 8:00 to 11:30) next day results at 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Mali approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Mali for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Mali? Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
  • For information on local availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Mali, please check the Ministry of Health’s website.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Travelers are required to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR) within 72 hours for entry and exit
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Travelers are required to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR) within 72 hours for entry and exit.
    • Travelers should be prepared for changes to entry requirements with little or no advanced notice.
    • Check with your airline regarding restrictions and COVID-19 testing requirements for Mali and for any countries through which you intend to travel to and from Mali.
  • For visa extensions for residents or tourists, please consult local government offices directly for the latest regulations, which are subject to change with little or no notice due to current circumstances and may vary depending on the specifics of your case.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Any person who is suspected of having COVID-19 may be isolated at the border and a COVID-19 test may be conducted.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations

  • The U.S. Embassy in Bamako provides routine processing of U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and notarial services. For more information, please visit our U.S. Citizen Services page.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Bamako provides diplomatic and official visa services, and services for all classes of nonimmigrant (visitor) visas for travel to the United States. For more information, please visit our Visas page.

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