COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 10/14/2021 ***  Effective January 28, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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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 …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Maputo

Location: (Countrywide)   Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests.  As the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility for violence overseas may increase.   Locations where crowds gather such as …

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Travel Advisory: Mozambique – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Mozambique due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to health issues, crime and terrorism. Some areas have greater risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location:  Throughout the Republic of South Africa Event:  Reports of civil unrest and violence continue in South Africa.  Violence has not targeted U.S. citizens however the unrest has caused some fuel shortages in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces.  Travelers from Mozambique planning on visiting Mpumalanga or KwaZulu Natal provinces should take precautions and bring adequate supplies for the …

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Alert: Additional COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Location:  Mozambique Event:  On July 15, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective on Saturday, July 17, 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 June 24

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location:  Throughout Eswatini Event: The violence which occurred during the recent unrest in Eswatini has abated; U.S. Embassy Maputo Direct Hires and Eligible Family Members are again permitted to travel to Eswatini. Additionally, U.S. Embassy Maputo’s recommendation to reconsider non-essential travel to South Africa is also lifted. The U.S. Embassy Mbabane in Eswatini is operational …

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Mozambique Travel Advisory: Mozambique – Level 4: Do Not Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Mozambique on June 28, 2021.  The Department advises travelers to avoid travel to Mozambique at this time. Mozambique Travel Advisory Mozambique – Level 4: Do Not Travel CTH Do not travel to Mozambique due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to health issues, crime and terrorism.  Some areas have greater risk. Read the entire Travel …

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Alert: Additional COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Location:  Mozambique 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

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Travel Alert: New CDC Requirements on Importation of Dogs from High-Risk Countries for Rabies

Location: Worldwide Event: CDC has published a new rule that is effective July 14, 2021 temporarily suspending the importation of dogs into the United States from countries classified as high risk for dog rabies and of dogs that have been in high-risk countries during the previous 6 months. Mozambique is considered a high-risk country. U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Maputo

Location:  Maputo, Mozambique Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Mozambique – April 29, 2021 at 16:00

U.S. Embassy Maputo Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Mozambique Thursday, April 29, 2021 16:00 – 17:00 Zoom Virtual Meeting The U.S. Embassy in Maputo invites all U.S. citizens in Mozambique to a virtual Town Hall on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 16:00 – 17:00 via Zoom .  (Please see access information below.) The Town Hall …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Mozambique – April 29, 2021 at 16:00

U.S. Embassy Maputo Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Mozambique Thursday, April 29, 2021 16:00 – 17:00 Zoom Virtual Meeting The U.S. Embassy in Maputo invites all U.S. citizens in Mozambique to a virtual Town Hall on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 16:00 – 17:00 via Zoom .  (Please see access information below.) The Town Hall …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (March 26, 2021) Location: Palma, Cabo Delgado Event: Terrorists have staged an attack on the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado Province.  There are reports of intense fighting between government troops and terrorist forces.  Communication networks in the area have been disrupted. Actions to Take: If you know of any …

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Travel Alert – Additional COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Travel Alert – Additional COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (5 February 2021) Location: Mozambique Event: On February 4, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective February 5 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 …

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Travel Alert – Detailed Information on COVID-19 Test Requirements for International Arrivals to U.S.

Travel Alert – Detailed Information on COVID-19 Test Requirements for International Arrivals to U.S. (27 January 2021) Location: Worldwide. Event: On January 26, the CDC Order on pre-flight COVID-19 testing for all international travelers to the United States went into effect. All airline passengers to the United States ages two and older must provide either a negative COVID-19  …

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Weather Alert: Tropical Cyclone Eloise

Weather Alert: Tropical Cyclone Eloise (21 January 2021)  Location: Central Coast of Mozambique Event:  Tropical Cyclone Eloise is currently expected to make landfall near Beira late on Friday, January 22.  Expect torrential rains and strong winds with possible flooding, landslides, power outages, impassable roads, and difficult travel conditions.  The storm could track to the north or …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)  Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a …

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Travel Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location: Mozambique Event:  On January 13, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective from January 15 for 21 days. Some of the measures include: All incoming travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19 All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home Restaurants and similar venues will observe the following …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Location: Beira and central coast of Mozambique Event:  Tropical Cyclone Chalene is currently expected to make landfall near Beira in the morning of Wednesday, December 30. President Nyusi urged those living in areas of risk to evacuate. The National Meteorological Institute of Mozambique highlighted Sofala and Zambezia provinces as most vulnerable.  Expect torrential rains and …

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Routine Message: Overseas Voting in the 2020 U.S. Elections

Routine Message: Overseas Voting in the 2020 U.S. Elections Overseas Voting. Fast. Easy. Anywhere.  fvap.gov In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete …

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Travel Alert: Mozambique COVID-19 Update and Extension of State of Emergency

Country Specific Information As of July 2, Mozambique has 903 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six deaths.  A total of 248 individuals have recovered from the disease. On June 30, the Mozambican Government extended the State of Emergency through July 29.  Some of the measures announced include: extension of validity to September 30, 2020 of all travel documents, including …

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Alert – July 12 Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg

Location: South Africa Event:  KLM will operate a Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam on July 12, 2020.  U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may purchase seats on this flight if ticketed to a U.S. destination.  The Embassy will arrange overland transportation from Maputo to the assembly point.  Passengers on this flight must notify the Embassy of …

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Travel Alert: Update July 12 Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg

Location:  South Africa Event:  KLM will operate a Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam on July 12, 2020. U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may purchase seats on this flight if ticketed to a U.S. destination. The Embassy will arrange overland transportation from Maputo to the assembly point. Passengers on this flight must purchase tickets …

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Travel Alert: July 12 Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg

Travel Alert: July 12 Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg (25 June 2020) Location:  South Africa   Event:  KLM will operate a Repatriation Flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam on July 12, 2020.  U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may purchase seats on this flight if ticketed to a U.S. destination.  The Embassy will arrange overland transportation from Maputo …

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Travel Alert: International Flight Suspension and COVID-19 Update for Mozambique

May 13, 2020 Country-Specific Information Mozambique’s civil aviation authority has suspended international passenger flights effective immediately. As of May 13, 2020, Mozambique has 104 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 34 in which the patients have recovered.  Some new cases found, which are unrelated to previously identified transmission chains, may signify community transmission in Mozambique. The …

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Travel Alert: Flight Availability Warning and COVID-19 Update for Mozambique

Travel Alert: Flight Availability Warning and COVID-19 Update for Mozambique (April 23, 2020)  Country-Specific Information The Embassy has been informed by Ethiopian Airlines, the only airline offering flights out of Mozambique, that the next scheduled departure is on April 29, 2020. That will be 12 days since the last flight departed.  The airline stated that …

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Travel Alert: Mozambique COVID-19 Update and State of Emergency Measures (April 6, 2020)

Country-Specific Information As of April 6, 2020, Mozambique has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one in which the patient has recovered. The Mozambican Government announced April 1, 2020 a Level 3 State of Emergency. Some of the measures include: suspension of issuance of official documents (e.g. visas and travel documents, vehicle registrations, drivers’ licenses, …

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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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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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