Mali destination information

All you need to know before visiting Mali

Mali summary

Mali is a big country with around 18M Malian. Official language is French. Mali uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Mali is West African CFA franc (XOF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 197
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 178

ATMs in Mali are Rare. Internet speed in Mali is on average 0.5 Mbps. In Mali you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Bamako
🗣️ French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M ☀️ ~28 °C 🌧 ~29 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 1240k km2 (479k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Mali uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • French


Currency 💱

100 XOF = 0.17 USD

Mali uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Mali. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Mali uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mali upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :

111, 22222

Ambulance :

112, 115, 25566

Fire department :

22333, 113

Calling ☎️


To call Mali, dial +, then 223 (the country code for Mali), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Mali, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 223 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Mali is on average 0.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Mali is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 8,466.29 XOF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Malitel or Orange.


Rules 🚗

In Mali you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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