See Visas for more information.
You do not have to present a verifiable full vaccination certificate at the point of entry. If you have a COVID-19 certificate, it is always best to carry it with you.
You do not have to to provide a negative PCR test if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Check with your travel company or airline for changes.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Proof of vaccination status
Mozambique will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
If you’re transiting through Mozambique
Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.
Transiting through Mozambique is permitted for all travellers who follow the entry requirements.
There are no exemptions to Mozambique’s entry requirements.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
If you are visiting Mozambique, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive and have at least two blank pages.
Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
If you are traveling to Mozambique for tourism or business on a normal passport and staying for less than 30 days, you are visa exempt.
You must make a payment of 650 meticais equivalent to $10 with cash or card at the point of entry (airport or border post).
You must present on entry a return air ticket (for air travellers) and an invitation from either family / friends or a confirmed hotel reservation.
For all other visa types, you will need a visa to enter the country. You can now apply for a visa through the new e-visa portal online by selecting the most appropriate visa for your travel.
Travel to or from South Africa
If you’re planning to enter South Africa before or after you visit Mozambique, you should refer to the travel advice for South Africa.
Travelling with children via South Africa
If you’re transiting through South Africa with children, see our South Africa travel advice page for information and advice about the documents you’ll need to carry.
It can take a long time to clear border formalities at the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia land crossing with South Africa, especially during holiday periods and if you are travelling on public transport. Allow adequate time to arrive at your destination before nightfall.
There have been reports of armed robberies close to the Lebombo border at Nelspruit. These often take place in queues for the border, when your vehicle is stationary, mainly after dark. When you stop at junctions or in queues, ensure you can see the tyres of the car in front of you, giving you space to escape if you need to.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.