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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Mozambique

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This article was published on July 20, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Mozambique?

Mozambique is open for tourism to all countries. However, please be aware that several COVID-19 restrictions are in place now. 

Male tourist wearing protective face mask sitting with suitcase at the airport terminal — ShutterstockMozambique welcomes international tourists — Shutterstock

Can I enter Mozambique if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Mozambique if you are fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received both doses of double-dose vaccination at least 14 days before entering Mozambique.

As of May 2022, two vaccine drugs are approved in Mozambique:

  • Oxford, AstraZeneca 
  • Sinopharm BBIBP 

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status

Children under the age of 11 are exempt from vaccination demands.

Can I enter Mozambique if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Mozambique if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

  • A PCR negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Mozambique

Please, be aware if you have proof of recovery from COVID-19, you are also obliged to present the test. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from testing.

A negative PCR test is valid for up to 7 days for travelers using the South Africa land border.

Who cannot enter Mozambique?

As of May 2022, all visitors are welcome in Mozambique, provided they have fulfilled the entry rules mentioned above, as well as common visa requirements. 

Can I leave Mozambique?

You can leave Mozambique. Take your time to check the requirements concerning covid tests for vaccinated travelers of your destination country in advance.

Can I leave Mozambique if I am vaccinated?

There are no restrictions for vaccinated travelers leaving Mozambique.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Can I leave Mozambique if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Mozambique

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Mozambique currently

Most countries currently categorize Mozambique as a “high risk” area. However, starting from January 2022, some tighter covid restrictions have made international travel safer. 

Maputo Central Train Station, Mozambique — ShutterstockMaputo Central Train Station, Mozambique — Shutterstock


Is it safe to travel to Mozambique right now?

Travel to Mozambique is safe provided you follow local COVID-19 regulations. Currently, the COVID-19 regulations are basic, namely:

  • Cover your face with a mask
  • Maintain a social distance
  • Stay home if you feel symptoms of the illness

Is Maputo open to travel?

Maputo is open to travel. When staying in the capital, please note that COVID-19 regulations here are the same as in the rest of the country; make sure to follow them.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Mozambique?

You do not need to get quarantined upon arrival in Mozambique.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Mozambique?

It is recommended to carry a few printed-out copies of your COVID-19 papers.

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