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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Mozambique Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Mozambique

Local Situation: 3.5 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Mozambique. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Mozambique shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Mozambique), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Malawi (4), South Africa (3.9), Zambia (3.8), Swaziland (3.7), Zimbabwe with 3.7 and Tanzania with 3.6 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Mozambique

There are currently 6,912 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Mozambique. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 44 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Mozambique.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice 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 3.5 out of 5.0.

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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Allmän försiktighet bör iakttas i hela Moçambique. Undvik att röra dig i mörker och demonstrationer.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Mozambique due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to health issues, crime, and terrorism. Some areas have greater risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Terrorism is a threat in Mozambique. In mid-August, insurgents attacked and seized control of the port town of Mocimboa da Praia. Terrorists are likely to target westerners and western interests, particularly in Cabo Delgado province. Do not travel to Cabo Delgado due to the threat of terrorism, and ongoing clashes between armed groups and security forces. Movement ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mozambique

Individual rating changes for Mozambique

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Mozambique. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 8th 2020

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 3.7 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Mozambique to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 3.2 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Mozambique to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from May 23rd 2020

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Mozambique to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Mozambique to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Mozambique to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Mozambique to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 2.2 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Mozambique with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Mozambique changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Mozambique with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Mozambique with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Mozambique with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Mozambique with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Mozambique with a rating of 3.0.

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 3,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Mozambique.

Is it safe to travel Mozambique in 2020?

Visiting the country Mozambique is usually fine. The score is at 3,5 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

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 current Corona virus situation in Mozambique?

There are currently 6,912 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Mozambique. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 44 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.