Travelling to Mozambique? Current Covid-19 Lockdown Regulations

All measures noted in Decree 80/2021 from October 6 and Decree 76/2021 from September 24 are maintained. The following are new measures which began at midnight October 25, 2021, regulations will be in effect until December 20:

  • Revúbue beach in Tete province has been added to the following list of beaches closed to bathers:
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      • Costa do Sol and KaTembe, in Maputo City;
      • Ponta do Ouro and Macaneta, in Maputo Province;
      • Bilene and Xai-Xai, in Gaza Province;
      • Tofo, Barra and Guinjata, in Inhambane Province;
      • Estoril, Macúti and Ponta Gêa, in the city of Beira;
      • Zalala, in the City of Quelimane;
      • Fernão Veloso and Chocas-Mar, in Nampula Province;
      • Wimbe Maringanha, Sagal and Inos, in the city of Pemba;
      • Chuanga-Metangula Beaches, Niassa Province.
  • Mandatory curfew in Maputo, provincial capitals, municipalities and towns throughout Mozambique is from midnight to 4:00 am.
  • Hospital visits are extended to two visitors per patient per day.
  • Opening of public swimming pools is authorized, not exceeding 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Opening of theaters, cinemas, game rooms, cultural centers, auditoriums and similar institutions, not exceeding 40% of maximum capacity.
  • The number of participants in private social events must not exceed 50 in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces and must not exceed 30% of the site’s maximum capacity.
  • Multipurpose and large gyms must not exceed 50% of maximum capacity and medium-sized gyms must not exceed 30% of capacity.
  • The number of participants in places of worship must not exceed 100 closed spaces and 250 people in open places, not exceeding 50% of maximum capacity.
  •  Increase in the number of attendees permitted at meetings in public and private institutions with a maximum of 100 in closed spaces and 250 people in open spaces, not exceeding 50% of the site capacity.
  • In accordance with certain Ministry authorizations, some government events with up to 400 people may be authorized.
  • Increase from 20 to 50 participants in funerals, with the exception of deaths by COVID-19, which remains at a maximum of 10.
  • Extension of visits to prisons to 4 per month, for each prisoner.
  • Normal operation of public institutions and private companies is authorized with strict observance of the COVID-19 protocols.
  • Elite team trainings and provincial competitions are authorized.
  • Opening of the Giriondo and Pafúri border crossing points into South Africa, in Gaza province.
  • Opening of stalls selling food products, with the sale of alcoholic beverages prohibited.
  • Visiting of museums and galleries at 100% capacity.
  • Shopping centers open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.
  • Other commercial establishments open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, remaining closed on Sundays and holidays.
  • Bakeries open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Wholesale establishments open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, remaining closed on Sundays and holidays.
  • Bottle stores are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, remaining closed on Sundays and holidays. Onsite consumption of alcohol and home delivery service of alcohol are prohibited.
  • Distribution and sale of alcoholic products by official distributors from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.
  • In restaurants, the maximum capacity must not exceed the limit of 4 persons per table indoors and 6 persons per table, outdoors.
  • Bars are allowed to open, as long as they have properly ventilated areas, operating from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, not exceeding 20% of its maximum capacity indoors and 50% outdoors.
  • Restaurants, take-aways and home delivery services are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Walking and other physical activities while maintaining social distance are permitted.

These measures are in addition to the prior measures already in place, some of which include:

  • All incoming travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19.
  • All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home.
  • Discos, bars and stalls selling alcoholic beverages will remain closed.
  • COVID-19 tests are available at the following clinics in Maputo, paid for by the patient at the time of testing. Please call ahead to ensure availability of testing. 

Hospital Privado
Address: Rua do Rio Inhamiara, Maputo
Contact: sharon.silvester@lenmedmaputo.co.mz
PRO.MPL@lenmedmaputo.co.mz
Phone: +258 84 5855290/+258 84 5837970
Working hours: 24 hours
PCR Test Cost: 4,000.20 MZN
Antigen Rapid Test Cost: approved for travel to the EU 1,800 MZN
To book contact: PRO.MPL@lenmedmaputo.co.mz or call +258 845855290/+258 845837970
Reports can be solicited via email the same email and they can deliver at home too.
Weekend testing: Yes
Specials: swab at home option within Maputo at no cost

ICOR/Ampath
Address: 111 Kenneth Kaunda Ave, Maputo
Phone: +258 21 411 000/+258 84 123 4118/+258 82 028 0545
Working hours: 24 hours
PCR Test Cost: 5,250 MZN, Time for Results – 24-48 hours (always ask)
Rapid Antigen Test Cost: 1,200 MZN, results 30 minutes-1 hours
Weekend testing: Yes

Lancet Lab
Address: Sommershield Clinic, Rua Da Frelimo nr 52, Maputo
Phone: +258 21 483 90015/ +258 84 323 1375
Process: Obtain lab requisition – no appt needed, presence required at lab for sample collection
Mon-Friday 0700-1600
PCR Test Cost: 5,000 MZN
Time for Results: 48 hours (always ask)
Rapid Antigen Test: not available
An additional cost of 1,597 MZN for swab at home option – coordinate with reception
Weekend testing: No

Oceanpath
Address: Rua Kibiriti Diwane nr 106, Sommerschield, Maputo
Process: No appt, walk in
Phone: +258 21 494 278
PCR Test Cost: 5,000 MZN
Mon-Friday 0730-1100; 1430-1930
Sat-Sunday 0730-1000
Turnaround: 24 -48 hours (always ask)

MED EVAC
Contact: Anka +258 86 655 5911
Process: A sample is collected at your residency by one of their physicians, their team completes and provides all required paperwork from the Oceanpath lab.
Required for appointment scheduling: passport copy, physical address, contact number, and travel dates
Mon-Friday 0730-1000
PCR Test Cost: 7,000 MZN
Turnaround: 24-36hrs (always ask)
Weekend testing: No

Ayamed
Address: Rua Tomás Ribeiro Nr 2
Phone: +258 84 9988000/+258 84 9988001
Mon-Friday 0800-1800
Saturday 0800-1400
PCR Test Cost: swab at clinic, turnaround:
24 hours-4,900 MZN
6 hours- 6,500 MZN
2 hours 10,000 MZN
Rapid Antigen Test Cost: 700 MZN results 30 minutes
Rapid Test Cost for Travel to Portugal (TAP only): 1,150 MZN
An additional cost of 3,000 MZN for swab at home option

Biolife
Address: 1138 Kim Il Sung
Phone: +258 82 989 8986/+258 82 9898987
Mon-Saturday 0700-1800
Sunday 0700-1700
PCR Test Cost: swab at clinic, turnaround:
24 hours-4,500 MZN
5-6 hours- 5,500 MZN
2 hours 10,000 MZN
Rapid Antigen Test Cost: 1,000 MZN results 30 minutes
An additional cost of 1,000 MZN for swab at home option

Clinic Clidis
Address: Rua Dr. Nkutumula 511, Matola A
Phone: +258 84 958 1057
PCR Test Cost:
Turnaround: 24 hours –3,800 MZN (0800-1100)
6 hours –5,500 MZN (0800-1100)
Rapid Antigen Test Cost: 1,000 MZN, results in 1 hour
Mon–Friday 0800-1800
Saturday 0800-1600
No testing on Sundays
An additional cost of 200 MZN for swab at home option
Note: although in Matola, this clinic will do at-home testing. Results are provided through the lab at Oceanpath.

Aeromed
Address: 788 Kenneth Kaunda
Phone: +258 84 555 5911
Process – Call for appt
PCR Test Cost: 6,900 MZN swab at clinic
Turnaround: 24 -48 hours (always ask)
Rapid Antigen Test Cost: 2,500 MZN results 30 minutes- 1 hour
An additional cost of 700 MZN for swab at home option
Mon–Sunday 0730-1600
Weekend testing- Saturday until 1200
An additional cost of 2,500 MZN for afterhours requests

The Government of Mozambique announced its vaccine strategy on March 5, 2020. The plan is to vaccinate 16.8 million Mozambicans, currently excluding children under 15 and pregnant women. The strategy did not name the specific vaccines that are approved for use in Mozambique.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Tourists: For travelers arriving for tourism purposes only, visas are available upon arrival with proof of a return ticket and hotel booking.

 Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes

Travelers arriving in Mozambique will be required to provide proof of negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based COVID-19 test results administered in their country of origin within 1 day of departure. Children up to age 11 are exempt from this requirement.

For purposes of land border crossings, COVID-19 tests remain valid for 14 days for those requiring multiple entries over a short period of time or leaving Mozambique for a short duration.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

The Ministry of Health (MISAU) continues screening at airports and other points of entry scanning the temperatures of all travelers.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes

Quarantine Information

  • Are you required to quarantine? No
    • Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test must be presented upon arrival.
    • All persons who test positive for COVID-19 or have been directly exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days.

 Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • A limited number of commercial flights are arriving and departing regularly.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Public transport operators are limited to the official capacity of the vehicle, and all passengers must use facemasks or visors.

 Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Failure to comply with the COVID-19 measures outlined in the Boletim da República (Number 224, 23 November 2020) constitutes a transgression, punishable by fines from one to five times the minimum salary. It is within the jurisdiction of the local tribunal to collect these fines.