The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • the provinces of Tombouctou, Kidal, Gao and Mopti
  • parts of the provinces of Kayes, Koulikoro and Segou, as shown on the map

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Mali.

The situation in Mali is still unstable. You should remain vigilant in areas where westerners gather following the terrorist attack at the restaurant La Terrasse in the capital Bamako on 6 March 2015 where 5 people were killed, including 2 Europeans, and 9 were injured.

On 7 August, there was an attack by armed men in the town of Sévare in Mopti region. The attack lasted several hours, including a siege at local hotel. Twelve people have died, including at least 2 foreign nationals. Take extra care if you’re travelling in Mopti region.

You should maintain several days’ stock of food and water in case disturbances take place. You can monitor daily developments in English through the BBC World Service (88.9 FM in Bamako).

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnap, especially in areas north of Mopti. Further attacks are highly likely in northern Mali. See Terrorism

The ability of the British Embassy to deliver consular services is limited, especially outside of Bamako. The British Embassy telephone number is +223 44 97 69 13.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.