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Travel tips for Mozambique

Top 5 Experiences

The country, which is still relatively unknown, exudes a real magic and offers great diversity. Among the highlights are:

Landscape

From the green savannah to the blue ocean, the diverse landscape fascinates with white beaches, luminous coral reefs, large palm forests and evergreen mango trees.

Ocean Safari

Mozambique is a true snorkelling and diving paradise, because the real safari takes place under water here. In the fascinating underwater world you can meet dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales, among others.

Safari

Gorongosa National Park – a real insider tip and home to the „Big Five“. The varied landscape is characterized by savannah with swamps and rivers. On a game drive or on a walking safari stalk one can see impalas, nyalas, zebras, elephants, buffaloes, hippos and lions.

Everyday Life

Sustainability and involvement of the local community are part of everyday life. An insight into the life of the locals is possible through countless projects as well as village visits.

Island World

The Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelago in the turquoise-green Indian Ocean captivate with lonely, white sandy beaches and shady palm trees. Apart from the intact underwater world, relaxation is the main attraction here.

Tourist infrastructure

The airport in Maputo is the starting and end point of all connections, whereas Mozambique can only be reached from Europe with a stopover. In the coastal region, one finds a relatively well-developed road network, which is to be expanded in the future. An exploration of the country is possible both guided and by rental car.

Due to the great tourist potential of the country, there is a wide range of accommodation, ranging from simple to comfortable and luxury.

Climate and travel season

Mozambique can be divided into three climatic areas: the north, the south and the interior.

In the north, the temperature is relatively constant and warm all year round (an average of 32°C during the day in summer and 29°C the rest of the year). Since it also remains pleasantly mild at night (20°C to 24°C) and it is usually very dry, the region can be visited all year round.

The south offers moderate temperatures of 30°C on average, in winter approx. 25°C are measured. Since rain is to be expected in summer every now and then, the best time to travel is in the Mozambican winter.

The inland is the warmest part of the country, temperatures rise to about 37°C in the summer months, even in winter the thermometer drops only to 28°C. The optimal travel time for this region is the dry winter.

Visa and entry

German, Austrian and Swiss citizens need a passport valid for at least six months at the time of entry as well as a visa, which must be applied for in advance at the responsible embassy in the respective country.

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Current accessibility

  • Information on entry:

    It is possible again for tourists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to travel to and from Mozambique. All travelers aged 6 and over must present a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours. If the test is negative, there is no obligation to quarantine. When entering and leaving Mozambique within a short period of time, a negative PCR test is valid for 7 days. Air traffic to Mozambique continues to be restricted. Air traffic to Mozambique is still restricted, but there are individual flights to and from Maputo every week.

  • Information on return:

    Since March 30, 2021, all travellers, no matter from which country they are coming and which means of transportation they use, must present a negative PCR or PoC test, a proof of complete vaccination, for instance the digital Covid-Certificate from the EU (Green Pass), or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection, which was completed at least 28 days ago and is maximum 6 months old, before entering the Federal Republic of Germany. The PCR test must be performed at the earliest 72 hours and the PoC-test 48 hours before the start of the return journey. In addition, travellers must register their entry at the entry portal www.einreiseanmeldung.de➝ before arriving in Germany and carry proof of the corresponding registration with them. For stays in high risk areas classified by the RKI➝ there is a 10-day quarantine obligation. The quarantine can solely be prevented when a proof of complete vaccination or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection, which was completed at least 28 days ago and is maximum 6 months old, was submitted on the entry portal. After five days at the earliest, travellers who are not vaccinated or did not recover from a Covid-19 infection can undergo a Covid-19 test. With a subsequent negative result, the quarantine obligation can be ended early. For stays in virus mutation areas a negative PCR-test, which must be performed at the earliest 72 hours before entering, needs to be shown before return and a fourteen-day quarantine must to be entered without possibility to shorten it.

    All travellers older than 12 years, must present a negative PCR or PoC test, a proof of complete vaccination, for instance the digital Covid-Certificate from the EU (Green Pass), or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection before entering Austria. The PCR-test must be performed at the earliest 72 hours and the PoC-test 48 hours before the start of the return journey. Since January 15, 2021, travellers must register their entry here ➝ („Pre-Travel-Clearance“) before arrival. With the above mentioned certifications a quarantine can be fully prevented when entering from a country classified as safe. The certifications can be handed in 24 hours later if no hotel stay is planned. For vaccinated people arriving from countries not classified as safe or from virus mutations areas the quarantine does not apply neither. Non-vaccinated people however need to present a negative Covid-test or a proof of recovery as well as enter a 10-day quarantine. After five days at the earliest, travellers can undergo a Covid-19 test. With a subsequent negative result, the quarantine obligation can be ended early.

    All air as well as transit passengers who are not fully vaccinated or did not surpass a Covid-19 infection within the past 6 months must register their entry on www.swissplf.admin.ch before or during arrival in Switzerland and need to carry the generated QR-code with them. Air passengers older than 16 years must present a negative PCR or PoC test, a proof of complete vaccination, for instance the digital Covid-Certificate from the EU (Green Pass), or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection before entering. The PCR-test must be performed at the earliest 72 hours and the PoC-test 48 hours before the start of the return journey. Air as well as transit passengers who are not fully vaccinated or did not surpass a Covid-19 infection as well need to enter a 10-day quarantine and present a PCR-test. In addition, they need to inform their corresponding cantonal authority latest within two days after arrival. After seven days at the earliest, travellers can undergo a Covid-19 test. With a subsequent negative result, the quarantine obligation can be ended early. The obligation to test or enter quarantine does not apply to fully vaccinated people who can present a certificate such as the EU Digital Certificate or a Swiss Covid certificate.

Für Einreisende in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, die sich in den letzten 10 Tagen vor Einreise in einem Risikogebiet aufgehalten haben, besteht seit dem 08. November 2020 die Pflicht, sich unverzüglich in eine zehntägige Quarantäne zu begeben. Darüber hinaus müssen Reisende vor ihrer Ankunft in Deutschland ihre Einreise unter https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de ➝ anmelden und den Nachweis über die entsprechende Anmeldung mit sich führen. Nach frühestens fünf Tagen können sich die Reiserückkehrer Covid-19 Test unterziehen. Mit einem anschließenden Negativergebnis kann die Quarantänepflicht frühzeitig beendet werden.

ACHTUNG: Wer sich in den letzten 10 Tagen vor Einreise in Deutschland in einem Hochinzidenz-Gebiet oder einem Virusvarianten-Gebiet aufgehalten hat, muss bereits bei Einreise einen ärztlichen Nachweis oder ein negatives Testergebnis bei sich tragen und diesen bei Aufforderung der zuständigen Behörden vorlegen können. Der Test darf nicht älter als 48 Stunden vor Einreise sein. Darüber hinaus ist das negative Testergebnis auch vor Antritt der Rückreise dem entsprechenden Beförderer vorzulegen. Sollte es den Einreisenden aus etwaigen Gründen in einem Hochinzidenzgebiet oder einem Virusvarianten-Gebiet nicht möglich sein, sich vor Abreise testen zu lassen, können die entsprechenden Beförderer vor Abreise einen Schnelltest durchführen und bei Negativergebnis die Beförderung vornehmen. Der Beförderer darf den Test maximal 12 Stunden vor Abreise durchführen. Dieser Test muss den Anforderungen des RKI entsprechen: https://www.rki.de/tests ➝

Covid-19

Corona precautionary measures

  • Restrictions in the country:

    In Mozambique, a minimum distance of 1.5 m between people is required. The opening times of restaurants and bars as well as the sale of alcohol are limited in time. Leisure facilities, cinemas, theaters, casinos and fitness studios are allowed to open under the observation of strict hygiene measures. There is a night curfew from 11 pm to 4 am in all cities and towns in the country.

  • Mouth and nose protection:

    Wearing mouth and nose protection is mandatory in public areas as well as on public transportation. Frequent hand washing and disinfection is recommended.

  • Hygiene measures in the country:

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Health the Mozambican government has compiled a hygiene catalogue (PDF) for the hospitality sector, which is binding for all companies operating in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Status: 05.10.2021

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