Mozambique Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Mozambique Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Mozambique, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Mozambique alone is worth the trip to the eastern part of the African continent. This bewitching country does not disappoint visitors because of its natural postcard-worthy landscapes worthy as well as its rich cultures and traditions. If we were to give you one reason to visit Mozambique, it would obviously be its wonderful white sandy beaches lined with dunes. Its preserved corals offer you an unforgettable diving experience while the powerful waves will delight thrill seekers. Nature lovers, for their part, can marvel at the natural wealth of the Bazaruto archipelago. A stopover in the boiling capital of Maputo is also a must. Overflowing with life, this city indulges you in a warm and lively atmosphere, night and day. Stroll its wide streets lined with jacarandas and enjoy a relaxing break on the shady terraces.

While traveling to COUNTRY, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful beach in Mozambique

Recommended travel vaccinations for Mozambique

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Mozambique

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Mozambique


Medical Care in Mozambique

Although health care in Mozambique is limited, the country offers some quality private clinics such as the Swedish Clinic or the Cruz Azul Clinic in Maputo. These provide basic medical care, yet it is necessary to be evacuated to another country in the event of more serious medical problems.

Accessing basic medicines and medical supplies in well-stocked pharmacies is possible.

If you need to use an emergency ambulance service in Maputo, dial +258 21 325000 or +258 21 325009. For all other areas, research contact information for medical facilities.

Is Mozambique Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk; Higher risk during the Christmas holiday season
Kidnapping Low risk; Caution required in Maputo city
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety High risk of carjacking in Maputo city; An off-road car may be needed in rural areas; Risk of fuel shortage
Public transportation Limited and overcrowded
Districts of Palma/ Mocímboa da Praia/ Muidumbe/ Macomia/ Quissanga AVOID ALL TRAVELL
Rest of Cabo Delgado province AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Health Zika virusDengue fever and Chikungunya warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Mozambique?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Mozambique. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Mozambique information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Mozambique
Street Address:
Kenneth Kaunda Avenue 1138,
Maputo, Mozambique

Tel.: 258 (21) 244-200
Fax: 258 (21) 492-667

Email: [email protected]

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