Mali travel advice

The situation in Mali is still unstable. You should remain vigilant in areas where westerners gather following the terrorist attack at the restaurant La Terrasse in the capital Bamako on 6 March 2015 where 5 people were killed, including 2 Europeans, and 9 were injured.

There were attacks against UN Peacekeepers in Bamako on 20 and 25 May. You should keep a low profile and limit movements during the night.

You should maintain several days’ stock of food and water in case disturbances take place. You can monitor daily developments in English through the BBC World Service (88.9 FM in Bamako).

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnap, especially in areas north of Mopti. Further attacks are highly likely in northern Mali.