Travel Information

Dominica citizens travelling to Mali

Citizens of Dominica that are travelling to Mali need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Mali

low humidity
🚨 some unsafe neighbourhoods
🐌 Below average wifi
bad air quality
⛅ warm weather
trade center
river port

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is XCD.

1 XOF = 0.004549 XCD

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $6.13 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa, except in Ghana. This will likely be reduced further as COVID-19 develops. Do not travel to Mali due to the national state of emergency, and the high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. This includes the capital, Bamako.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Mali. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.67 / 5)
Safety (0.25 / 5)
Cost of Living (3.72 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$64.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$6.13 USD

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