Mozambique (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 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 13.08.2021
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.Nationals of Mozambique without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to:
– quarantine for 14 days; or
– to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.
The test result must be issued in English, French or Portuguese.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers who have been outside of Mozambique for less than 7 days. The COVID-19 PCR test they have obtained before departure is valid for 7 days.
4. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued in English, French or Portuguese.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– nationals of Mozambique.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued in English, French or Portuguese.
7. Airline crew could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival 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

All measures noted in Decree 62/2021 from August 28 are maintained, with a number of additional measures, including:

Pre-school classes are authorized throughout the country.

Hospital visits are extended to two visitors per patient per day.

The stalls for the sale of food products are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Bottle stores and other establishments selling alcoholic beverages are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, from Monday to Saturday.

The opening of theaters, cinemas and cultural centers is authorized for up to 30% of their capacity.

Large multipurpose gyms can now function at 30% of their capacity: medium and small gyms, at 20%.

Public swimming pools are reopened but limited to 20% capacity.

Religious services and celebrations are authorized but limited to 50 people in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces, without exceeding 30% of capacity.

Public and private meetings may now have 50 participants in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces, without exceeding 30% of capacity.

State meetings may, when justified, have up to 100 participants and, exceptionally, by authorization of the Minister of Justice, up to 300 people.

Private social events are authorized with a limit of 30 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, without exceeding 30% venue capacity.

Beaches are reopened for the recreation of bathers, but only until 5:00 pm, with the consumption of alcohol, beach games and gatherings of people being prohibited.

The mandatory night curfew takes effect from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am in the city of Maputo, in all provincial capitals and in all other municipalities.

Restaurants, take-aways and home delivery services are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co