Accra 17th May 2022, Press released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
In view of recent abductions and execution of travelers, especially Christians
(Including Ghanaians ) in the Gao region of Northern Mali, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana, advices against all travel to Gao and its
surrounding areas in North- Eastern Mali.
Commercial transport Operators and Drivers who still ply the Gao Route from
Ghana are particularly advised, as a matter of urgency, to suspend all operations to
that part of Mali.
Ghanaians in the Gao region are also advice to leave immediately for their safety
and security. Those who, for any reason, are unable to leave are advised to
minimize their movement, Monitor development in the local security situations and
follow precautions base on their own best judgement.
Those who choose to depart the Gao region are advised to exercise the utmost
caution as they move to a departure point, Only when judged to be safe to do so
The Government of Ghana’s ability to facilitate the departure of Ghanaian
Nationals from the Gao region is very limited.
Those who require assistance to leave should contact the following numbers +223
71762020, +223 20295768 and +233 77807676.
source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana