overview

mozambique

Mozambique Coat of Arms

country information

flag

Mozambique flag

capital

maputo

neighbours

Malawi

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Mozambique map

COASTLINE:

TIME ZONE:

Borders on Indian Ocean (2,500 km)

UTC + 2

Population

population

27 million

Religion

religion

Christianity 56.1% (incl. Catholic 30.6%)

Islam 17.9%

Other 26%

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi

Prime Minister: Carlos Agostinho do Rosario

FRELIMO – The Mozambique Liberation Front

Groups

minority & majority groups

African (99.7% , Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena)| European (0.1%) | Euro=African (0.2%) | Indian (0.1%)

Language

language

Portuguese / Makhuwa / Sena / Swahili

  Hello: Olá

  Yes: Sim

  No: Não [Now]

  Thank you: Obrigado(m)

                     Obrigada (f)

Vaccinations

vaccinations

No compulsory vaccinations, but Malaria medication required

Recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Electricity

electricity

Voltage Requirements:  220/240 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C, type F / Schuko plug (2 round pins with alignment grooves) & type M (3 round pins)

Capitals of all 154 districts & headquarters 200+ administrative posts are electrified

Currency

currency & exchange rate

Metical (Pl. Meticais) (MZN / MT)

1 USD = 62.90 MZN

1 ZAR = 3.68 MZN

Major credit cards incl. MasterCard & foreign Visa cards accepted by most ATMs, hotels, lodges, restaurants, retail outlets & vehicle rental services

 

Subject to change

Temperature

temperature

Winter: min. 14 °C – max. 24 °C

Summer: min. 22 °C – max. 30°C

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South Africa High Commission

41 Avenida Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo

Office hours:

Monday-Friday: 08:30-15:30 (Lunch: 13:00-13:30)

Head of Mission: Mr MBM Mphahlwa,  High Commissioner

Refer to:

http://www.dirco.gov.za/maputo/abouthighcommission.html

+258 21 243 000

After hours emergency number for SA citizens in distress:

  +258 84 304 4600

[email protected]

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Valid Passport with min. 60 days remaining until expiry date with sufficient pages (minimum 2 blank pages) for entry and exit stamps

Citizens of SADC countries won’t need visa for crossing Mozambique border post, however a visa is required (which can be acquired from the Mozambican border) if you are travelling with a temporary / emergency passport or any other official document that’s not your passport.

See: https://www.sadc.int/member-states/

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MAIN AIRPORTS

Mozambique airports

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS AVAILABLE & CARRIERS

Ethiopian Mozambique Airline

KAYA Airlines

LAM Mozambique Airlines

Mozambique Expresso

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

Since 2002 there have been over 250 NGOs operational in the country.

 

  • AMURT
  • Dorcas Aid
  • Wateraid
  • Actionaid
  • World Vision
  • OXFAM
  • Samaritan Purse Mozambique
  • Heifer Project International Inc.

 

List with contact numbers: http://www.commonwealthofnations.org/sectors-mozambique/civil_society/international_ngos

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Travelers’ Health. Health Information for Travelers to Mozambique. [Online]. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/chronic/mozambique?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-leftnav-traveler [2019/11/05].

World Climate Guide: Climates to Travel. Climate – Mozambique. [Online]. Available at: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/mozambique [2019/11/04].

 

 

 

Last Updated 18 May 2020