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Mali Insurance

With a fluctuating terrorist threat throughout the country and banditry on the rise, having the right Mali insurance in place before you visit this West African country is essential. You should be particularly careful to secure comprehensive Mali insurance if you are planning to travel in the northern provinces.

Official risk ratings

Accident and Evacuation
Kidnapping and Ransom
Political Risk

Mali insurance – quick facts

  • There is a high risk of terrorism
  • Carefully consider your security arrangements before traveling to Mali
  • There is a high risk of kidnap – consider kidnap and ransom insurance
  • International health insurance in Mali is essential, along with cover for emergency evacuation

Some of the dangers you might encounter in Mali

Whilst the Malian government is encouraging inward investment in targeted areas like agriculture, infrastructure and modern IT technologies, there is no doubt that the unstable security situation is a significant issue to consider.

According to the FCDO, terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Mali, including kidnaps. There is a heightened risk of attack in Bamako. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. In the Northern provinces, terrorism, banditry and kidnapping are an even greater threat, particularly for foreign nationals. Some hostages have been held for months; others have been killed. 

Medical facilities in Mali are very limited. Cholera and malaria are common, and meningitis outbreaks occur from the end of February to mid-April. 

We can help you to protect your people with robust Personal Accident and Medical insurance with evacuation, which will cover them for terrorism and political risk, as well as road traffic accidents or illness.

We can also help you to meet any contractual insurance requirements and protect your property, vehicles or special equipment. We can also create tailored policies to protect your business liabilities, including Trade and Political Risk to cover the possibility of a changing political climate preventing you from accessing your assets or completing contracts.

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Advice from the FCDO

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK regularly updates its advice to British travellers about immediate risks.

View advice on FCO website

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