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Mozambique

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Mozambique
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Mozambique
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Macomia, Meluco, Mocimboa da Praia, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma and Quissanga districts (all Cabo Delgado province)


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
Entry to Mozambique is allowed for Mozambique nationals and all travellers with a valid tourist, work or residency visa.
Those without a valid visa and wishing to enter the country must obtain authorization from the interior ministry. The letter should include the traveller's name and passport details, date and time of arrival, travel itinerary and purpose of travel to Mozambique. The letter should be submitted at the Secretaria Geral do Ministério do Interior located at Avenida Olof Palme 46/48, Maputo, Mozambique.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- All arriving travellers have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure that must be issued in English, French or Portuguese.
- For purposes of land border crossings, COVID-19 tests remain valid for 14 days for those requiring multiple entries over a short period of time or leaving Mozambique for a short duration.

• Exemptions
Children under 11 years old are exempt from the requirement to present a COVID-19 PCR test.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- Travellers do not need to undergo quarantine if they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
- Anyone who does not present a negative PCR test will need to undergo self-isolation for 14 days.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- The authorities do not require a COVID-19 test to exit the country. However, travellers might be required to present a negative PCR test result prior to departure in line with entry requirements of the destination country. Contact your airline for further information.
- COVID-19 tests will remain valid for 14 days for those who require multiple exits over a short period of time or leaving Mozambique for a short period via a land border crossing.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
State of emergency
The country is under a State of Public Calamity (SOPC) which remains in force indefinitely.
(Ends 25 June 2021)
Curfews and lockdowns
A nightly curfew is in place in all cities of Mozambique from 23.00 to 04.00. Movement is forbidden during curfew hours.
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on businesses
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
- Commercial establishments are open between 09.00-19.00 (Monday-Saturday) and 09.00-16.00 (Sunday).
- Restaurants must close by 20.00 (Monday to Saturday).
(Until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
• General
Social distancing and the wearing of face masks remain mandatory.
Beaches and public swimming pools have been reopened. However, consumption of alcoholic drinks, and the gathering of large crowds, on the beaches remain forbidden.
• Schools
Schools remain closed.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Mozambique

COVID-19 information for Mozambique

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Business travellers risk falling victim to petty crime such as bag-snatching and pickpocketing in the capital Maputo and other major urban centres. Violent crime, including carjacking and muggings, also poses risks to travellers, particularly after dark and in lower-income areas. Kidnapping rates have increased in recent years, though incidents primarily target the local population and very rarely affect foreign nationals. In rural areas, adverse road traffic conditions and occasional banditry are the main issues affecting travellers. Travellers should fly between destinations, where possible. There is also a persistent threat from low-level militancy in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, where the Islamist militant al-Sunnah group have carried out a series of attacks since October 2017. Travel to Cabo Delgado should be conducted in consultation with a security provider.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Mozambique
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioA booster is recommended. Although polio has not
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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