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]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Mali

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 21 countries can visit Mali without a visa:[4]

Holders of diplomatic and service category passports of China, Cuba and Russia 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.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Until 9 March 2015 citizens of most countries were able to obtain visa on arrival. However, they are now required to obtain a visa in advance.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Mali for tourism purposes were from the following countries of nationality:[5][6]

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. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Visas". The Embassy of Mali, Washington DC. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Visa" (in French). Ambassade du Mali, Ottawa, Canada. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Venir au Mali
  5. ^ Statistiques sur le tourisme au Mali Annuaire 2014 p. 20-21
  6. ^ Statistiques sur le tourisme au Mali Annuaire 2013 p.21-23