Alert: Updated COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

24 September 2021

Location:  Mozambique

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:

  1. Pre-school classes are authorized throughout the country.
  2. Hospital visits are extended to two visitors per patient per day.
  3. The stalls for the sale of food products are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  4. Bottle stores and other establishments selling alcoholic beverages are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, from Monday to Saturday.
  5. The opening of theaters, cinemas and cultural centers is authorized for up to 30% of their capacity.
  6. Large multipurpose gyms can now function at 30% of capacity; medium and small gyms, at 20%.
  7. Public swimming pools are reopened but limited to 20% of capacity.
  8. 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.
  9. Public and private meetings may now have 50 participants in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces, without exceeding 30% of capacity.
  10. State meetings may, when justified, have up to 100 participants and, exceptionally, by authorization of the Minister of Justice, up to 300 people.
  11. Private social events are authorized with a limit of 30 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, without exceeding 30% venue capacity.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.