Once you have planned your trip to Mali, it is very important that you consult your local health department or vaccination center in order to get first hand information on the vaccinations needed, as well as other health measures to adopt while visiting the country.
A yellow fever vaccination is obligatory. Vaccinations against typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B, and tetanus are highly recommended. We further recommend that you to take preventive treatment against malaria. Your local vaccination center can also provide simple recommendations that will ensure that you have a safe and pleasant journey.
Some general recommendations are: protecting yourself from mosquitoes by wearing light clothing that covers your arms and legs in the evening, using a mosquito repellent containing deet, sleeping under a mosquito net, avoiding drinking water that is not bottled (bottled water is available all over the country), not eating raw fruits and vegetables, peeling all fruits before eating them, using sunscreen and covering your head with a cap, hat or scarf, not swimming or bathing in rivers and streams as they may contain parasites.