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Travel Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (January 14, 2021)
January 14, 2021

Location: Mozambique

Event:  On January 13, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective from January 15 for 21 days.

Some of the measures include:

  • All incoming travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19
  • All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home
  • Restaurants and similar venues will observe the following schedule: Monday to Friday from 0600 to 2000, Saturday and Sunday from 0600 to 1500
  • Commercial establishments must close at 1800
  • Discos, bars and stalls selling alcoholic beverages will remain closed
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages by bottle stores, greengrocers or supermarkets is only allowed between 0800 and 1300 from Monday to Saturday.
  • Cultural and recreational activities in cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, cultural centers and catering establishments are suspended
  • Gyms, swimming pools and other sports venues dedicated to the practice of physical exercises will remain closed
  • The beaches are closed for purposes of physical and leisure activities; however, this restriction does not apply to sidewalks, pedestrian zones and boardwalks adjacent to beaches
  • Private events are limited to 30 people (50 if outdoors), physical distancing of 2 meters between people must be observed, and events must be finished by 2000
  • Worship services, conferences and other types of meetings must be limited to 50 people
  • Expired official documents are valid until May 30, 2021 (U.S. citizens are advised to check the Boletim da Republica when it is released to confirm this date)
  • Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk

Actions to Take:

  • Visit the Embassy COVID-19 page.
  • Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for Mozambique.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.



For Emergencies: +258-855-911-911

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444