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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Mozambique Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Mozambique is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Mozambique is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.4 / 5

Mozambique shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Mozambique), the Advisory Index is 2.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: South Africa (2.7), Zimbabwe (2.7), Malawi (2.6), Tanzania (2.4), Swaziland with 2 and Zambia with 2 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Mozambique

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Mozambique.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Mozambique from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Mozambique. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Some northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to violent extremism. Exercise increased caution in: Maputo due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mozambique-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mozambique

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel to Cabo Delgado province due to ongoing violent clashes.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/mozambique

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises Maltese citizens travelling to Mozambique that at least nine people have died since Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm to hit the region since records began, made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Det är bra att vara försiktig i hela Moçambique. Undvik eventuella demonstrationer och rör dig inte ute när det är mörkt.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MZ

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mozambique.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Cabo Delgado

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mozambique.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Manica

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mozambique.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Sofala

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

About Mozambique

Mozambique with its capital Maputo is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly less than twice the size of California (801,590 km²). The country is located Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania. The climate can be described as tropical to subtropical. The landscape is mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west. With a population of about 21.28 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Maputo
Population about 21.28 million
Size 801.590 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of California
Common languages Portuguese
Currency Meticail (short: MZN)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +258
Internet Top Level Domain .mz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MOZ
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 508

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Mozambique is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • elephant poaching for ivory is a problem
  • increased migration of the population to urban and coastal areas with adverse environmental consequences
  • pollution of surface and coastal waters

Natural hazzards

  • devastating cyclones and floods in central and southern provinces
  • severe droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Mozambique. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum
  2. asbestos
  3. beverages
  4. cement
  5. chemicals
  6. fertilizer
  7. food
  8. glass
  9. paints
  10. petroleum products

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. cashew nuts
  3. cassava
  4. citrus
  5. coconuts
  6. corn
  7. cotton
  8. manioc
  9. potatoes
  10. poultry

Mozambican Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Mozambique.

Export products

  1. aluminum
  2. bulk electricity
  3. cashews
  4. citrus
  5. cotton
  6. prawns
  7. sugar
  8. timber

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuel
  5. machinery
  6. metal products
  7. textiles
  8. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Mozambique?

Mozambique is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Mozambique is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Mozambique in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Mozambique.

How many travel advisories do you know for Mozambique?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Mozambique.

What is the size of Mozambique?

Mozambique has a size of 801,590 km² or 309,496 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.