Mozambique (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required when presenting a valid negative test result.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.02.2021
1. Flights to Mozambique are suspended.
– This does not apply to:
– flights arriving from Ethiopia, Kenya, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa and Turkey;
– humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities for nationals of Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.
3. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued in English, French or Portuguese.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Mozambique who have been outside of Mozambique for less than 14 days. The PCR test they have obtained before departure is valid for 14 days;
– passengers younger than 11 years.
4. Passengers could be subject to medical screening and quarantine for 10 days.
5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.


Detailed Tourist Information

Mozambique is now open to all foreign travelers as long as they have a residency permit or valid tourist visa.

Travelers arriving in Mozambique must:

Present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

The test must have been issued in the departure country.

Travelers will not have to quarantine when presenting a valid negative test result.

Lockdown Details

The Mozambican government has declared “State of Calamity”’, which will remain in place indefinitely. These regulations laid under the “State of Calamity” have imposed restrictions on movement within the country. These restrictions can change at short notice, so contact your accommodation provider or tour operator for the latest information, and comply with the advice of the local authorities.

Wearing face coverings is compulsory in all public spaces including public transport. Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned and social distancing of 1.5 metres must be observed in all situations.

Most shopping centres, markets, restaurants and cafes remain open. Bars are closed. Beaches are now open to the public, with social distancing measures in place.

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