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 Eduardo Mondlane Avenue, turn south on Karl Marx Avenue, and finish at the Praça da Independência, near City Hall (see map below). The U.S. Embassy expects significant traffic in Maputo and advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area and roads near the march.

We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

You can receive Embassy updates by checking the website of the U.S. Embassy in Maputo. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes, to have travel information at your fingertips. If you don’t have Internet access, current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or for callers from other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

We strongly urge U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mozambique to enroll in the Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in case of an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

The U.S. Embassy is located in Maputo at 193 Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, telephone (258) 21 49 2797. Non-emergency American Citizens Services are offered via the online appointment system. The after-hours telephone numbers for use in emergencies are (258) 21 49 0723 and 21 49 2797. The Consular Section’s e-mail address is The U.S. Embassy’s website is