Security Alert: Municipal Elections Advisory

Location: Countrywide

Event:  The official campaign period for municipal elections throughout Mozambique will begin on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, and last until Wednesday, October 11, 2023 when elections take place.  Throughout this period, as well as the days following the elections, rallies and demonstrations likely will occur.  These events may be unpredictable and have the potential to turn violent with little or no notice.  As usual, U.S. citizens are advised to follow the below standing guidance.

Actions To Take:

  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Maintain a low profile.
  • Carry proper identification.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency.
  • Monitor local media for updates and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities.
  • Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist.

U.S. Embassy Maputo
(+258) 84-095-8000

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mozambique Specific Information

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