Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako

Event: Due to ongoing large-scale protests near the Monument d’Independence and the ensuing traffic congesting, the US Embassy has directed embassy personnel to shelter in place until further notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Shelter in place.
  • Avoid the area of the demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates on locations and time of the demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.


  • U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali
    +223 20 70 23 00
    +223 66 75 28 60 (after-hours emergencies)
  • State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Country Specific Information for Mali.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.