Security Alert: Ressano Garcia Land Border Closure

Location: Ressano Garcia/Lebombo Border

Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of the November 17 shutdown of the Mozambican-South African land border, Ressano Garcia/Lebombo due to civil unrest.  Travelers seeking to enter or exit Mozambique via land are encouraged to redirect to other border crossings, such as the Ponta do Ouro/Kosi Bay crossing until the unrest dissipates.

Actions To Take: 

Monitor local media for updates and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities. 

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. 

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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