Posted: 6:48 pm EDT
Updated: 12:32 pm EDT
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The December 1, 2015 Travel Warning for Mali is out. It says it part:
The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Mali. This Travel Warning also informs U.S. citizens that on December 1 the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Bamako. U.S. citizens already in Mali are encouraged toreview their personal safety and security plans to determine whether they should depart. U.S. citizens are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The U.S. Embassy in Mali will provide only emergency consular services to U.S. citizens for the foreseeable future.
We’ve recently posted about the terrorist attacks in Bamako (see US Embassy Bamako Lifts Shelter in Place Advisory After Radisson Blu Hotel Attack in Mali). On December 1, the State Department has reportedly ordered the authorized departure of personnel and family members from Mali. We are presuming that the authorized voluntary departure affects non-emergency personnel and not all personnel at this time. The Travel Warning for Mali was last updated on May 7, 2015. We expect that it will be updated with this new development. We will update this post when the new warning is issued.
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- US Embassy Mali Goes on Authorized Departure for Non-Emergency Staff and Family Members (April 9, 2012)
- US Embassy Mali Urges U.S. Citizens to Shelter in Place (March 22, 2012)