Visa policy of Mali

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Visitors to Mali must obtain a visa from one of the Malian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1][2][3][4]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Mali

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries and territories can visit Mali without a visa:[5][2]

Holders of diplomatic and service category passports of Brazil,[7] China, Cuba, Russia and Rwanda do not require a visa for 90 days.
Nationals of any country with a diplomatic and service passports do not require a visa for up to 1 month.
Nationals of China holding passports for public affairs do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.

Visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, service, official passports was signed with South Africa but not yet ratified.[8]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Nationals of the following 2 countries may apply for a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 3 months.[9] Up until 9 March 2015, many countries were also eligible for visa on arrival:

Entry Refusal[edit]

Admission and transit is refused to nationals of  Syria, even if not leaving the aircraft and proceeding by the same flight.[2]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Mali for tourism purposes were from the following countries of nationality:[10][11]

Country 2014 2013
 France 31,580 21,717
 Senegal 8,308 7,464
 Côte d’Ivoire 7,632 6,432
 United States 4,479 3,946
 Burkina Faso 3,793 3,402
 Guinea 3,508 3,816
 China 3,201 2,687
 Netherlands 2,299 637
 Congo 2,036 1,582
 Ghana 2,003 1,707
Total 110,529 85,315

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Venir au Mali, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Cooperation Internationale et de l'Intégration Africaine
  2. ^ a b c "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Visas". The Embassy of Mali, Washington DC. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Visa" (in French). Ambassade du Mali, Ottawa, Canada. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Venir au Mali - Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Cooperation Internationale et de l'Intégration Africaine".
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  7. ^ [1]
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  9. ^ "Rwandans traveling to Mali to receive Visas on arrival".
  10. ^ Statistiques sur le tourisme au Mali Annuaire 2014 p. 20-21
  11. ^ "Statistiques sur le tourisme au Mali Annuaire 2013 p.21-23".