Mali Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
- 1000 cigarettes or 250 cigars or 2 kilograms of tobacco;
- 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Sporting guns:
1. for temporary importation by tourists: authorization from the Customs Dept. at Bamako is required. Must be obtained on arrival within 24 hours.
2. for definite importation: import license from the "Services Economiques" and gun license issued by the "Commandant de Cercle", Bamako are required.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Additional Information on regulations:

Plants and parts thereof: phytosanitary certificate must be issued by the authorities in the country of origin, except for fresh fruit and vegetables for consumption.

Export regulations:

Plants and parts thereof need a phytosanitary certificate of origin issued by the Phytosanitary Inspection of the Ministry of Production.


1. Veterinary Health certificate from the country of origin, issued no more than 3 days before departure.
It must specify that the place of origin has been free from any infectious disease for at least 6 weeks prior to arrival.
For dogs it must also specify that no case of rabies has occurred during the same period;
2. Rabies vaccination certificate.

To exit a sanitary certificate from the Veterinary Department (see entry ) and a rabies vaccination certificate are required.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first point of entry in Mali.

Exempt: baggage of passengers in transit to African states.


Currency Import regulations:

RESIDENTS: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. NON-RESIDENTS: local currency and foreign currencies: no restrictions, if declared when the amount exceeds XOF 25,000.- in order to facilitate re-exportation.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited; foreign currencies: equivalent of XOF 25,000.- in banknotes. NON-RESIDENTS who made a declaration on entry may re-export all their currencies less a reasonable amount equivalent to their expenses in Mali. No restrictions on foreign currencies in the form of cheques or letters of credit.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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