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 will not be affected, but the process for renewing visas is not yet established.
  • Ressano-Garcia / Komatipoort is the only open land border remaining with South Africa.
  • All Mozambican schools and universities are closed, and gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.
  • The Peace Corps has withdrawn all volunteers from Mozambique, and the U.S. Embassy has authorized departure for any personnel and family members who are at elevated risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested departure based on a commensurate justification.
  • Commercial airlines are rapidly eliminating international flights departing Mozambique, and connecting flights are being disrupted by various government mandated restrictions. Please see the Travel Alert for information on a March 30 commercial flight being organized by the Embassy.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • The Ministry of Health (MISAU) has implemented screening at airports and other points of entry scanning the temperatures of all travelers and interviewing those traveling from countries where COVID-19 has been detected.
  • All arrivals to Mozambique, regardless of citizenship, will be on a mandated 14-day self-quarantine (see quarantine information below).

Quarantine Information

  • The Mozambican Government has mandated a 14-day self-quarantine for all arrivals, regardless of citizenship or prior travel.

Local Resources

  • Travelers are urged to consult the Ministry of Health website at for the most accurate and updated information.
  • COVID-19 Hotline: 84 146.
  • MISAU is offering a daily press briefing on the COVID-19 situation and efforts to prevent its spread.

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