COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information (Updated April 2, 2020) Country-Specific Information As of April 2, Mozambique has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Commercial airlines are rapidly eliminating international flight, and connecting flights are being disrupted by various government-mandated restrictions. As of April 1, Ethiopian Airlines is the only carrier offering international flights from Mozambique, and continues to travel to the United …

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Space Available on Embassy Organized Flight

The Embassy has learned that today’s Ethiopian Airlines flight departing Maputo has been cancelled.  There is still space remaining on the Embassy organized commercial flight departing this evening.  Please contact bookings@safariairafrica.com by 2:00 p.m. today March 30 if you are interested in departing on this flight.  Location:  Mozambique Event: In response to the increasingly limited commercial options …

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Alert – Final Notice Regarding March 30 Commercial Flight Organized by U.S. Embassy (March 29, 2020)

Location:  Mozambique Event: In response to the increasingly limited commercial options for departing Mozambique due to the global impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy is coordinating a flight with a commercial airline to depart Mozambique on March 30, 2020 with a destination of Dulles International Airport (IAD) just outside of Washington, DC. A limited number …

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Alert – Repeat Notice Regarding March 30 Commercial Flight Organized by Embassy

Location:  Mozambique Event: In response to the increasingly limited commercial options for departing Mozambique due to the global impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy is coordinating a flight with a commercial airline to depart Mozambique on March 30, 2020 with a destination of Dulles International Airport (IAD) just outside of Washington, DC. A limited number …

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Alert: Repeat Notice Regarding March 30 Commercial Flight Organized by Embassy

Location:  Mozambique Event: In response to the increasingly limited commercial options for departing Mozambique due to the global impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy is coordinating a flight with a commercial airline to depart Mozambique on March 30, 2020 with a destination of Dulles International Airport (IAD) just outside of Washington, DC. A limited number …

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COVID-19 Information (Updated March 25, 2020)

Country-Specific Information As of March 24, Mozambique has three confirmed case of COVID-19. All arrivals to Mozambique, regardless of citizenship, are being mandated a 14-day self-quarantine. All Mozambican visa operations are suspended and visas that have already been issued are cancelled. The migration service (SENAMI) has informed the Embassy that foreigners already residing in Mozambique …

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Alert: Repeat Notice Regarding March 30 Commercial Flight Organized by Embassy

Location:  Mozambique Event: In response to the increasingly limited commercial options for departing Mozambique due to the global impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy is coordinating a flight with a commercial airline to depart Mozambique on March 30, 2020 with a destination of Dulles International Airport (IAD) just outside of Washington, DC. A limited number …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location:  All Mozambique ports of entry.  Event: The Government of Mozambique has informed the U.S. Embassy that effective immediately, all travelers arriving at Mozambique ports of entry who have been present in the United States during the past 14 days will be required to self-quarantine in Mozambique for 14 days. Actions to Take: Inform colleagues …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location: Maputo downtown area, along Avenida Guerra Popular and surroundings. Event: Local authorities imposed a deadline of March 13 for street vendors to clear the area and discontinue selling goods.  In response, dozens of people are protesting and rioting, with reports of violence and destruction of property. Actions to Take:  Avoid the area of downtown Maputo …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo

Location: Mozambique Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions: There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Security Alert – Maputo, Mozambique

Location: Some sections of the EN1 and EN6 in Sofala and Manica provinces due to violent attacks on vehicles. Event: There have been recent and ongoing violent attacks against vehicles, especially trucks and buses, along sections of these highways resulting in serious injuries and deaths. Attacks have occurred on the EN1 between Chibabava and Gorongosa, and along …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location: Cabo Delgado Province Event: Due to threats of attack, kidnapping for ransom, and other forms of violent assault, the U.S. Embassy reiterates its strong caution to U.S. citizens considering travel to Cabo Delgado Province, specifically the districts of Mocimboa da Praia, Nangade, Palma, Macomia, Ibo, Ancuabe, and Quissanga.  The U.S. Embassy further refers you …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (October 11, 2019) Location: Areas North of Pemba in Cabo Delgado Province, Xai Xai in Gaza Province, and Nampula City in Nampula Province Event: National elections will take place in Mozambique on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  The campaign season has been marked by a recent increase in tensions, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Pemba and Nampula

United States Embassy Mozambique Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Pemba and Nampula April 15, 2019 A Consular Officer from U.S. Embassy Mozambique will visit the cities of Pemba and Nampula on May 8 and 9 respectively to provide consular services.  U.S. citizens seeking consular services, or who simply would like to meet the Consular …

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Travel Advisory: United States Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Mozambique — Level 1: Exercise increased caution       Exercise normal precautions in Mozambique. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Some northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to violent extremism. Exercise increased caution in: Maputo due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page . If you …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location: Road between Mocímboa da Praia and Palma, Cabo Delgado Province Event: Armed extremists attacked vehicles traveling along Highway 762 from Mocímboa da Praia to Palma. On February 21, one individual was killed and two injured when attackers shot into a vehicle using AK-47s. Actions to Take: Use caution when driving or walking in the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Quelimane and Nampula

United States Embassy Maputo, Mozambique Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Quelimane and Nampula October 9, 2018 On November 14, the Consul from the US Embassy in Maputo will be visiting Quelimane to provide consular services to US citizens in the central provinces, in an effort to mitigate the difficulty and expense of traveling to the …

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Notice Regarding Scam Using US Embassy Name

U.S. Embassy Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, 193 Caixa Postal, 783 Maputo MOZAMBIQUE PRESS RELEASE Notice Regarding Scam Using US Embassy Name August 8, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy Mozambique is aware of an ongoing tender scam using our name to fraudulently request sample items or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Kerry …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (June 8, 2018)

Location: District Headquarters of Palma, Cabo Delgado Province Event: In light of information pointing to the likelihood of imminent attacks on government and commercial centers in the district headquarters of Palma, Cabo Delgado Province in the coming days, we strongly advise American citizens in the district headquarters of Palma to consider departing the area immediately.  …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (May 04, 2018) Location: Mozambique Event: As has been widely reported, Renamo Leader Afonso Dhlakama passed away yesterday morning.  The U.S. Embassy in Maputo advises U.S. citizens to take this opportunity to review their personal security procedures. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans Keep a low …

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Notice Regarding Scam Using USAID’s Name

U.S. Embassy Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, 193 Caixa Postal, 783 Maputo MOZAMBIQUE PRESS RELEASE Notice regarding Scam using USAID’s Name February 9, 2018 – USAID has recently been notified of an ongoing SCAM using USAID’s name and logo to defraud individuals seeking jobs and individuals and firms providing equipment and services. The scam is completely false and has no connection to USAID …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Announcing the Lisbon Federal Benefits Unit

United States Embassy Maputo, Mozambique Message for U.S. Citizens: Announcing the Lisbon Federal Benefits Unit The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices which provide the full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States, and the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in …

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Foreign Service Officer Test

Interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer? Register for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)   REGISTER & SELECT A SEAT FOR TESTING U.S. Citizens who are interested in taking the Foreign Service Officer Test should visit www.pearsonvue.com/fsot to get information on the exam, register for the test and select a seat. The website also has …

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Notice Regarding Scam Using USAID’s Name

USAID has recently been notified of an ongoing email SCAM using USAID’s name and logo to defraud individuals seeking jobs. The scam is completely false and has no connection to USAID or the U.S. Government.  The scammer is trying to trick individuals to pay money in order to obtain a job with USAID.  Please note …

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Lifting of Sofala Province Travel Restrictions

In light of recent developments including the signing of a peace deal between Renamo and the Government of Mozambique, the declaration by Renamo leaders that there will be no return to war, the relatively peaceful elections, and the recent drop in violence throughout Sofala province, the U.S. embassy is pleased to announce that it is …

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Upcoming Elections and Return of RENAMO Opposition Leader Afonso Dhlakama

Mozambique will hold nationwide elections on October 15.  All U.S. citizens are reminded to take necessary security precautions and be aware of the potential for large gatherings and disruptions of local transportation and other services.  While there are no specific indications that this year’s campaign will become violent, past elections have witnessed localized violence. Opposition …

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Continuing Violence in Sofala Province

Due to continued violence in the region – to include attacks along key roadways and near populated areas – the U.S. Embassy in Maputo reiterates its standing guidance that U.S. citizens in the area strongly consider their need for any ground travel in or through Sofala Province.  U.S. government personnel require advance approval for such …

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Voting in 2014

Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters.  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. …

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Peaceful March in Support of the Government

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that a peaceful march is scheduled to take place on January 18 in support of President Guebuza and the Government of Mozambique. Participants will gather at the Eduardo Mondlane Statue (at the intersection of Avenida Eduardo Mondlane and Avenida da Tanzania) around 8:00 a.m. Participants will then walk along …

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