Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Maputo

Location:  Mozambique and South Africa

Event:  Following increased reports of crime in the vicinity of the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border crossing between Mozambique and South Africa, Embassy Maputo reminded personnel to exercise caution when traveling to and from South Africa, especially by road.  Long lines of vehicles can create substantial delays and expose travelers to opportunistic crime.

 Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions.
  • Review personal security plan.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.


  • U.S. Embassy Maputo

(+258) 84-095-8000

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444