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Health Alert: Bamako (Mali), Government of Mali COVID-19 Response

Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (March 13, 2020)


Location:  Bamako, Mali


Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, ChinaThe global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. 


On March 12, the Malian Ministry of Health released a Notice regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Mali.  The Notice is available at: http://www.sante.gov.ml/ (in French).

The government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to go into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit http://www.sante.gov.ml/ (in French) for additional information on these new measures.


Actions to Take:

·         Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

·         For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·         Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Mali.

·         Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. 



·         U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

ACI 2000

Rue 243, Porte 297

Bamako, Mali

·         +223 20 70 23 00

·         +223 66 75 28 60 (after-hours emergencies)

·         State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs - 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

·         See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution and Country Specific Information for Mali.

·         Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  



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