COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATE
We are Here For You
Over the last 18 years, Dana Tours has operated with a core value of reliable service in responsible travel and tourism. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic.
We want you to know that the safety and wellbeing of our travellers, team members and trade partners is our top priority.
Our thoughts go out to those affected by the virus and we appreciate all the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain COVID-19.
Director of Dana Tours
Please see below our cancellation policies, guidelines, Mozambique travel updates and other information you may need. We will continue to update this page.
Mozambique travel update as of 2 September 2021
Legal Alert – COVID-19 : PUBLIC CALAMITY UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021
Due to the reduction in cases of infection of COVID-19 in the country, Decree No 62/2021, of 27 August was approved, which establishes the review of measures to prevent the pandemic of COVID-19, while the Public Disaster State is in force in Mozambique.
Please click here to see a summary of the main changes introduced by Decree 62/2021, and valid for a period of 30days, counting from 28 August, 2021 as released by Malaika Ribeiro
AIRLINK TO RE-START DIRECT JOHANNESBURG – NAMPULA FLIGHTS SUPPORTING TRADE AND TOURISM BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND MOZAMBIQUE
05 August 2021 – Airlink, the Southern African regional airline, will resume direct flights between Johannesburg and Nampula from 16 September 2021, reviving business and tourism travel as well as vital air cargo transport between Mozambique’s northern capital and South Africa’s main commercial hub. Click here for details.
Legal Alert – COVID-19 : PUBLIC CALAMITY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2021
In light of the worrying increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in the country, Decree No 50/2021, of 16 July was approved, which establishes the review of measures to prevent the pandemic of COVID-19, while the Public Disaster State is in force in Mozambique.
Legal Alert – COVID-19: PUBLIC CALAMITY UPDATE JUNE/JULY 2021
The Government of Mozambique approved, through Decree No. 42/2021 of June 24, a review of the measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, while the Public Calamity lasts, for a period of 30 days counting from June 26, 2021. Find out more here.
Legal Alert – COVID-19: PUBLIC CALAMITY UPDATE APRIL/MAY 2021
The Government of Mozambique approved, through Decree No.24/2021 of April 26. a review of the measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, for a period of 30 days counting from April 27, 2021 and whilst the Public Calamity lasts. Find out more here.
Legal Alert – COVID-19: PUBLIC CALAMITY UPDATE APRIL/2021
The Government of Mozambique approved, through Decree No. 17/2021 of April 6, a review
of the measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, while the Public Calamity lasts, for a period of 21 days counting from April 6,2021. Find out more here.
Legal Alert – COVID-19 – Public Calamity State
Travellers to Mozambique are advised to note the following:
The country has instituted new lockdown measures to combat the spread of the pandemic.
From Friday, January 15, beaches casinos, nightclubs, bars, gymnasiums, cinemas, theatres, museums and galleries will be closed.
President Filipe Nyusi announced new restrictive measures for 21 day to combat the spread of the pandemic.
Other measures are:
- All commercial establishments must close at 18h00.
- No private events, including weddings, may take place after 20h00.
- Religious services, conferences and meetings, are allowed, but cannot not exceed a headcount of 50.
- From Monday to Friday, restaurants may open from 06h00 until 20h00, and on Saturday and Sunday from 06h00 to 15h00.
- Liquor stores may open from 08h00 to 13h00, but must remain closed on Sundays.
- All travellers must present a COVID-19 test.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi relaxes travel restrictions
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, speaking to the nation on Thursday night, announced a relaxation in the travel restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mozambican diplomatic missions can now resume the issuing of tourist visas.
Nyusi did not make clear whether tourist visas would be available at the airports and other points of entry, as they were before the pandemic. See the news here.
More air connections to Mozambique
Airlink will augment its South Africa – Mozambique network with scheduled services from Jo’burg to Pemba, Vilanculos and Beira starting from October 28. See the news here.
Travellers visiting Mozambique must complete the Traveller Health Questionnaire prior to arrival. Click here to download and complete the form.
Covid-19: President declares state of calamity in Mozambique for an indefinite period of time
On the 5th of September, President Filipe Nyusi declared a state of national public calamity to last for an indefinite period of time, maintaining, in general, restrictions, but defining the phased resumption of economic activities in the country. See the news here.
• International flights have resumed but on reciprocity
• Quarantine and testing is still required on arrival: Quarantine of 10 days and retest OR quarantine of 14 days and no retesting.
Please note: Information is subject to change. For the most up to date information, please contact us directly or your local High Commission.
Legal Alert – COVID 19 – International Flights
MXR Advogados & Associado released a legal alert on the rules pertaining to international flights following the approval of the State of Calamity and Red Alert in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for details.
Mozambique extends State of Emergency
Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, the State of Emergency was extended for another 30 days from the 30th of June.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced on 28 June 2020 the extension of the state of emergency for another 30 days for the third time, with some measures relaxed to seek a new normality amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mozambique declares a state of emergency
Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, declared a state of emergency on Monday 31 March 2020 in the country for the month of April, imposing limitations on movements within the country and border entries, among other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
First case confirmed
The first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) was officially confirmed in Mozambique on 22 March.
Travel restrictions + visas
- International flights have resumed but on reciprocity
- Tourist visas are being issued by Mozambique consulates/embassies
- Quarantine and testing is still required on arrival: Quarantine of 10 days and retest OR quarantine of 14 days and no retesting.
As of 5 October 2020
Flexible bookings for peace of mind
We will do everything to ensure your travel safety and provide peace of mind.
We urge customers unable to travel currently to not cancel their bookings, but rather postpone their travel.
· For Dana Tours operated services, such as day tours and transfers, we are not charging cancellation fees, if cancelled up to the day prior.
· On services operated by sub-contractors and suppliers, such as hotels, we will negotiate on your behalf should you need to amend or cancel your travel booking. We are encouraged that so many of our suppliers have been flexible and willing to re-accommodate guests.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding an existing booking, if you are a local looking for a domestic holiday or an international considering a trip in the future.
Dana Tours hygiene and safety measures
We have implemented additional hygiene and safety measures such as disinfectant protocols and training staff accordingly.
Mozambique needs your support
We urge customers unable to travel to not cancel their bookings, but rather postpone their travel. We are here to assist with any changes to your travel bookings, as well as provide advice and recommendations.
Our network of local suppliers and contacts ensures that we can give you accurate information and advice based on the real situation on the ground.
Health and safety guidelines
Take heed of the following advice:
- Comply with these basic protective measures from the World Health Organization, regardless of whether you are at home or travelling.In Brief:
- Wash your hands frequently, preferably with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care.
- Allow for extra travel time. Domestic and international airports and ports of entry are performing strict health and safety checks.
- Don’t travel without comprehensive travel insurance. Please contact us for recommendations.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding travel to Mozambique.
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