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United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland

There is no Malian Embassy in London. UK and Irish citizens should contact the Malian Embassy in Brussels.

Embassy of Mali – 487 Avenue Molière - 1050 Brussels - Belgium - t (32) 2 345 74 32 or (32) 2 345 75 89 - www.amba-mali.be

Time difference

There is a 1hr time difference between Mali and the UK and Ireland in summer and no time difference in winter. When it is 12 noon in Bamako in summer it is 11am in London and Dublin.


A valid passport (valid for 6 months after the date of return) and a visa (which can be extended in Mali) are required for stays of up to 30 days.


Compulsory vaccinations : yellow fever.

Recommended vaccinations : DT polio, hepatitis A and B and typhoid.

Anti-malaria medication is a must.

Insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).


Mali is a country with a number of potentially dangerous areas for visitors. We strongly recommend that you consult the Foreign Office website to check on security issues before travelling.

www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie - For travel advice issued by government bodies.

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