To enter Mali, travelers need a visa and an immunization record that can at least prove that they have been vaccinated against yellow fever. Travelers must have their own sleeping bags and tents, flashlight, mosquito nets, walking shoes, malaria prevention medicine, mosquito sprays or lotions, and comfortable clothes. Others immunizations are recommended but not required.

Required Documents for Visa Application

  • Valid passport
  • Two (2) recent passport size photographs (glued on the application forms)
  • Two (2) completed application forms
  • A copy of an airline itinerary or flight ticket
  • A copy of the yellow fever immunication certificate
  • Tourists must submit copies of their hotel reservations
  • The appropriate visa application fee of $100, in cash, money order or certified check (payable to the embassy of Mali). No personal checks are accepted. An additional fee of $10 will be charged for rush service. The visa process may take up to 5 business days.
  • Applicants may pick up their passports at the embassy or send a prepaid self-addressed envelope. It's recommended that applicants send a return envelope with a tracking number to be enable tracking.

Embassy of Mali

2130 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202)332-2249

Permanent Mission of Mali to the United Nations

111 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212)794-1311 or (212)737-4150

Travelers can download the visa application forms from the above website, and also send their applications to the above addresses.

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