Event: On June 24, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at midnight for 30 days. (Please note: This information is taken directly from President Nyusi’s speech and will be updated on the U.S. Embassy website once the official regulations are published).
Prior measures (announced February 4) are generally maintained, with a number of additional or more stringent measures, including:
- Curfew from 10 pm to 4 am in the metropolitan area of Greater Maputo (Maputo, Matola, Marracuene, Gurue, and Boane). No one should be on the street excepting professionals whose activity is in the public interest.
- Public services, namely document issuance, in public institutions must be subject to previous appointment.
- Teleworking must be implemented in those places where social distancing is not possible.
- The number of persons attending religious services or celebrations, conferences or meetings, cannot exceed 40% of the capacity of the venue, with a maximum of 40 persons in closed spaces. In open spaces, these events may now receive up to 80 persons only.
- Restaurants, including take-away and home deliveries, are open from 6 am to 8 pm.
- Bottle stores are open from 9 am to 3 pm, closed on Sundays.
- Use of theatres, cultural centers or auditoriums is prohibited. Exceptional cases must request authorization by the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs.
- On Sundays, holidays and special holidays, shopping centers are open from 9 am to 3 pm. On the remaining days, they are open from 9 am to 6 pm.
- Exceptionally, conferences with up to 150 people may be authorized, upon request, by the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs.
- Beaches are closed for leisure activities.
Actions to Take:
- Read the Boletim da Republica for full details.
- Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for Mozambique.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique / mz.usembassy.gov / MaputoUSCitizens@state.gov / For Emergencies: +258-855-911-911
- State Department – Consular Affairs / 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Mozambique Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and updates
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