We are here for you
Over the last 17 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.
While there are still no confirmed cases in Mozambique, 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 infected 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 30 June 2020
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.
“We decided to maintain the level three (measures) and adjust some measures that have an impact on the country, in a phased manner, to allow certain sectors to resume activities,” said Nyusi in his televised speech to the nation.
Nyusi mentioned the reopening of several sectors including education, business, culture and tourism, which he said must be done in strict compliance with the preventive measures and protocols defined by health authorities.
To boost tourism and stimulate business, the country will be open to investors, specialists and visitors, and flights from selected countries will be allowed, said Nyusi, adding that restaurants will reopen, but bars will remain closed.
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 + suspension of visas
The Government of Mozambique has announced travel restrictions, to take effect from Monday 23 March. Entry visas will no longer be issued and all visas, which have not yet been used to enter the country, will be cancelled.
All travellers entering the country, irrespective of nationality, will be subject to 14 days of home quarantine.
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: (can you indent the 4 tick points?)
· 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.
Arm yourself with facts from reputable sources only. These include:
· The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD)
· World Health Organization (WHO)
· Association of Southern African travel agents (ASATA) Coronavirus FAQsTags:Coronavirus, Travel Update