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Mozambique Travel Information

According to remzfamily, Mozambique (Portuguese: Moçambique) is a country in Africa bordering Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland (eSwatini). Mozambique has been independent from Portugal since 1975. The capital of Mozambique is Maputo. A number of major cities in Mozambique are: Matola, Beira, Nampula and Chimoio. Off the coast of Mozambique are several islands that are part of the country (Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaraque, Banque, Barra and Santa Carolina).

Mozambique is a country with a lot of poverty. The population mostly lives from agriculture. Mozambique has a coastline of 2655 km long, mostly consisting of mangroves, white sandy beaches and clear blue water. In the seas around Mozambique you can dive to coral reefs, whale sharks and manta rays. You can also practice water sports such as sailing and surfing. More inland you will find many National Parks where animals such as lions, hyenas, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, rhinoceroses and hippos can be found. On the border of Mozambique and Zambia you will find the breathtaking Victoria Falls that open onto the Zambezi River that runs through the country. The tropical islands off the coast are mainly known as a tourist destination for diving and relaxation.

Where is Mozambique located?

Travel information of Mozambique

Official name: Republic of Mozambique
Continent: Africa
Area: 801,590 km²
Capital: Maputo
Country code: MZ, MOZ
Population: 30,098,197 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,436 m (Monte Binga)
Distance (Amsterdam – Maputo): 9,084 km
Flight time: approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain areas in Mozambique is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow, orange and red. Due to this status, a partially negative travel advice
is in effect for Mozambique.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Mozambique that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Mozambique, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Mozambique. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Mozambique?

Weather and climate
Mozambique has a tropical climate. The winters and summers in Mozambique are opposite to those in the Netherlands. In the summer months the temperatures are around 15 to 25 degrees and in the winter months around 25 to 35 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Mozambique can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Mozambique can be found at Climate info.

Best time
June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Mozambique. This will avoid the hot and rainy months.

Portuguese is the official language in Mozambique. In addition, about 20 local languages ​​are spoken in Mozambique.
Would you like to translate from or into Portuguese for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Mozambique.
A visa is required. You can do this in person at the embassy of Mozambique in Brussels or for approximately 70 euros at the border (valid for 30 days).

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Mozambique:
Embassy of Mozambique in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Mozambique it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in Mozambique. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Mozambique, payments are made with the Mozambique Metical (MZN).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Mozambique can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Mozambique are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -45% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (60% cheaper), food (38% cheaper), imported beer in catering (68% cheaper), cigarettes (75% cheaper) and public transport (95% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Mozambique it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5-10%.

Time difference
During our summer time there is no time difference.
During our winter time it is 1 hour later in Mozambique.
Mozambique has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Mozambique on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Mozambique you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Mozambique.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Mozambique.

Electricity In Mozambique you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Mozambique can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 119
– Fire: 198
– Ambulance: 117

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Mozambique can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Mozambique can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Mozambique end
Mozambique official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Mozambique is 00258 or +258.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Mozambique? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Mozambique Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Mozambique.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Mozambique.

An overview of all public holidays in Mozambique can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Mozambique, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Mozambique?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Mozambique. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Mozambique can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Mozambique can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Mozambique? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Mozambique, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Mozambique, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Mozambique.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Varying punishments.

Did you know that…
…Mozambique regularly suffers from floods?
… One can find rare coral reefs in the sea off Mozambique?
…Mozambique owes its name to an Arab sheikh?
…Mozambique is a popular film location?
…The dance style Tufo originates from Mozambique?

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