COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Mozambique (18 October Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes.

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter the country.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Entry into Mozambique is limited to foreign nationals with valid residency visas, work visas or Temporary Stay Visas or a valid DIRE. Individuals holding a valid visa or a ‘DIRE’ identification and residency documents will not be required to obtain prior permission from the Mozambican authorities to enter or to leave the country.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • Yes.

  • Arriving passengers may be tested again upon arrival. Incoming passengers may have to undergo a second COVID-19 PCR test at their expense on the 10th day of quarantine.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes.

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued by another country is allowed.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes.

  • All arriving passengers will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of departure from the point of origin.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes.

  • All arriving travellers must self-quarantine for 10 days. On the 10th day of the quarantine, the traveller can have a second PCR test performed at their expense or they can continue to self-quarantine for the full 14 days. Anyone who has been in direct contact with a COVID-19 infected person will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Airline restrictions

  • Significant.

  • In general, international commercial flights have been suspended; however, this does not apply to flights from Ethiopia, Kenya, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa and Turkey as well as repatriation, medevac and humanitarian flights.

  • International commercial passenger flights will resume with selected countries on the basis of reciprocity.

  • Domestic flights are operating.

Border restrictions

  • Significant.

  • Entry into Mozambique is limited to foreign nationals with valid residency visas, work visas or Temporary Stay Visas or a valid DIRE. Individuals holding a valid visa or a ‘DIRE’ identification and residency documents will not be required to obtain prior permission from the Mozambican authorities to enter or to leave the country.

  • Foreign nationals without a valid DIRE and/or visa(s) must seek authorization for their entry into Mozambique from the Ministry of Interior.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal.

  • A state of public calamity will remain until further notice.

  • There is no curfew at this time.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate.

  • Gatherings of more than 40 people are banned, but religious services of up to 150 people are permitted. A maximum of 50 people is allowed to be present at funerals (unless the cause of death was COVID-19, then only 10 people can be in attendance). A social distance of 1.5 meters should be kept in all situations.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Moderate.

  • Face masks are mandatory for public transportation.

  • Motorbike-taxis and bicycle-taxis are now allowed on roads. They are restricted to one passenger.

  • Buses and minibuses are operating.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes.

  • Gyms, cinemas, casinos, driving schools, and other non-essential businesses and shops are open.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes.

  • Hotels and other accommodations are open.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes.

  • Restaurants are open.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes.

  • Bars and cafes are open.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes.

  • Beaches have reopened. However, all tourist activities have been banned.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes.

  • Museums and galleries are open.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes.

  • Personal care services are open.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes.

  • Mosques and other places of worship are open.

Events allowed?

  • No.

  • Large public and private meetings and cultural and sports events are prohibited.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes.

  • Wearing face coverings is compulsory in all public spaces including markets, public transport, along roadsides, hotels and other accommodations.

Other

  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

  • Primary, secondary, and other school classes will gradually resume based on compliance with the conditions imposed by the health and education authorities and the assessment of the local and regional COVID-19 infection rates. Resumption of group sports will also rely on these conditions.

  • Market operations are allowed between 06:00 and 17:00 (local time).

  • Health screening measures have been introduced at entry and exit points.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is changing constantly worldwide. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Some countries are beginning to remove some restrictions gradually. Follow all instructions issued by the local authorities. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.