The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako urges all travelers, even those visiting Mali for a short time, to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
Enrollment is the only way to guarantee that the Embassy is aware of your presence in the country and is able to contact you and assist you in such circumstances.
Individuals who provide an e-mail address when they enroll will receive the Consular emergency messages by e-mail.
American citizens who enroll in STEP may also choose to receive SMS alerts from the Consular Section. For more information about the SMS Alert System, please click here.
How to Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
You can enroll online for STEP by clicking here. When you enroll, make sure you sign up as a long-term traveler even if you plan to stay in Mali less than six months. This will ensure that your information is transferred to our local database and we can contact you via e-mail.