Travel advice update: Mali

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Following an attack on four tourists on 25 November 2011, in which one was killed and three others kidnapped, the Malian authorities have evacuated all foreign tourists from Tombouctou.

The Foreign Office continues to advise against all travel to the northern provinces of Mali.
This includes the provinces of Kidal, Gao, Koulikoro (north of Mourdiah), Segou (north of Niono), Tombouctou (including the city of Tombouctou (Timbuktu)), Mopti, and areas bordering Mauritania east of Nioro in the Kayes province.

  • See our travel advice for Mali for more information.