This site is best viewed with Javascript

Mozambique travel restrictions & quarantine rules


Last updated:
The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Mozambique. Mozambique is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Mozambique. Mozambique is part of Africa with main city at Maputo. Its Least Developed country with a population of 26M people. The main currency is Mozambique Metical. The languages spoken are Portuguese.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 26M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Mozambique

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Mozambique is permitted but flights are limited at this time. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. The certificate can be provided in English, French, or Portuguese. Those who fail to provide a valid test result will instead be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Other medical measures

All arrivals are subject to health screening, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further PCR testing may also be required at the expense of the traveler. Those who test positive, or are suspected of having COVID-19, will be required to self-isolate for a period of up to 14 days.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

On return

Quarantine required

Authorized travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Most short-term foreign travelers are required to quarantine at a government facility. The cost range per night is $100-150 USD and must be paid by the traveler. Nationals, residents, and long-term visa holders are required to quarantine at their residence for 14 days.
As part of the quarantine procedure, either the 'Self-Quarantine Safety Protection App' or 'Self-Diagnosis App' must be installed on a mobile device. Health officials at the airport will confirm which app each traveler should use and will provide assistance to install it correctly.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, to be provided upon departure. This document must be printed and written in Korean or English.

Testing on arrival

All passengers will undergo PCR testing on arrival and must remain in the testing facility until the test results are received.
Exceptionally, nationals, residents, and travelers from the US and Europe on long-term visas will be tested within 3 days at a public health center. US and European travelers on short-term visas will be tested at the airport, with results confirmed within 2 days.

Travel restriction details for Mozambique

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Mozambique

On September 7, 2020 Mozambique transitioned from a State of Emergency (SOE) to a State of Public Calamity (SOPC). The SOPC will continue indefinitely at the red alert level while the risk of spreading COVID-19 exists in Mozambique.
President Nyusi announced new measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Mozambique. These apply to diplomats as well as Mozambican residents and took effect at midnight on Monday, August 16, 2021.
All measures noted in Decree 50/2021 from July 16 (ref MN) are maintained for an additional 30 days:
In the Greater Maputo area and all provincial capitals there is a curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. every night. The curfew also applies in Manhiรงa, Chokwe, Maxixe, Gondola, Moatize, Mocuba, Nacala, Montepuez, Massinga and Guruรจ
All passengers arriving in Mozambique must present a negative PCR test administered 72 hours before departure, even if they hold proof of vaccination. This requirement also applies to children over 5 years old.
The validity of PCR tests for short cross-border trips is now only 7 days.
All documents that expire during this period, with the exception of passports, are now valid until August 30.
In-person classesin primary, secondary and higher education are suspended for 30 days in the greater Maputo metropolitan area, including Manhiรงa, and in Xai-Xai, Inhambane city, Beira, Chimoio, Tete city and Dondo.
Pre-school education is suspended for 30 days nationwide.
The night curfew is in effect from 9 pm to 4 am and applies to all provincial capitals, all cities, all municipalities and all towns.
All religious services and celebrations, and conferences and meetings are suspended.
The use of theaters, casinos, cinemas and concert halls is prohibited.
All private social events are prohibited, regardless of where they take place, except for civil and religious wedding ceremonies, which must not exceed 20 people, and festivities associated with weddings are prohibited.
Meetings in public and private institutions must not exceed 15 people in closed places and 30 people in open places and must not exceed 50 percent capacity.
State meetings or events are permitted for up to 80 people when duly justified.
The number of participants permitted at wakes and funerals is reduced to 20 people, except in cases where there was death by COVID, where the maximum number of participants is 10.
Museums, galleries and the like may remain open but are limited to 20 percent capacity.
Public swimming pools are closed, except for hotels, which may be used only by hotel guests and up to 20 percent capacity.
The training of competitive teams is prohibited, but national teams with international commitments may continue to train.
Large and medium-sized multipurpose gyms are closed.
Public institutions are open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, except for essential services, and the private sector is encouraged to follow the same measures.
Shopping centers are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays and public holidays.
Bottle stores are open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Restaurants, take-aways and home delivery services are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The stalls for the sale of food products are open from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, but the ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages from stalls remains.
Bakeries and pastry shops are open from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications must define the maximum capacity in the different means of transport.
The following are new measures which began at midnight August 16, 2021 for a period of 30 days (although they may be revised after a period of 15 days):
In places where face-to-face classes are suspended, in-person exams are authorized, in strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures.
Suspension of in-person classes in the towns of Vilankulo and Massinga, and the city of Maxixe (in Inhambane province).

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Mozambique

Reconsider your need to travel

The travel advice level has been lowered to โ€˜Reconsider your need to travelโ€™ to Mozambique due to the impacts of COVID-19 and disruptions to global travel. Several destinations continue to restrict entry or transit of travellers from Mozambique. These restrictions may change at short notice. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Mozambique overall due to the impacts of COVID-19 and disruptions to global travel. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.