24 September 2021
Event: On September 23, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at midnight for 30 days (although they may be revised after a period of 15 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).
All measures noted in Decree 62/2021 from August 28 are maintained, with a number of additional measures, including:
- Pre-school classes are authorized throughout the country.
- Hospital visits are extended to two visitors per patient per day.
- The stalls for the sale of food products are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Bottle stores and other establishments selling alcoholic beverages are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, from Monday to Saturday.
- The opening of theaters, cinemas and cultural centers is authorized for up to 30% of their capacity.
- Large multipurpose gyms can now function at 30% of capacity; medium and small gyms, at 20%.
- Public swimming pools are reopened but limited to 20% of capacity.
- Religious services and celebrations are authorized but limited to 50 people in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces, without exceeding 30% of capacity.
- Public and private meetings may now have 50 participants in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces, without exceeding 30% of capacity.
- State meetings may, when justified, have up to 100 participants and, exceptionally, by authorization of the Minister of Justice, up to 300 people.
- Private social events are authorized with a limit of 30 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, without exceeding 30% venue capacity.
- Beaches are reopened for the recreation of bathers, but only until 5:00 pm, with the consumption of alcohol, beach games and gatherings of people being prohibited.
- The mandatory night curfew takes effect from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am in the city of Maputo, in all provincial capitals and in all other municipalities.
- Restaurants, take-aways and home delivery services are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
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
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