Travel is quickly getting back on track, and it’s never been more thrilling to venture somewhere new. However, due to the pandemic and its many effects, travel requirements have changed quite considerably in many popular destinations around the world, Mozambique included.
If you’re planning on indulging in a blissful beach holiday anytime soon, here’s everything you need to know about the new visa requirements for tourists arriving in Mozambique.
Do I need a visa to travel to Mozambique?
The visa requirements for Mozambique travel have changed as of May 2022. While there are still passport holders from certain countries who can enter Mozambique visa-free (such as Namibia, South Africa and Botswana), passport holders who do require a visa and who have a Mozambique Consulate or Embassy in their country of residence are required to apply for and obtain their visa prior to travel.
Before the updated regulations came into effect, it was possible for all tourists requiring visas to obtain them on arrival regardless of whether or not there was an embassy in their country of origin. This is no longer the case.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are two exceptions that would make it possible for you to apply for your visa at one of the 44 border posts as opposed to prior to travel.
- When there’s no access to a Mozambique Consulate or Embassy in the traveller’s country of residence.
- When there are motivated reasons for the traveller not obtaining a visa prior to travel.
Visas issued at border posts are done at the discretion of the immigration officer upon arrival.
Furthermore, if you’re unable to obtain a visa ahead of your flight, always remember to check the terms and conditions regarding this situation with the airline on which you’re flying as some airlines insist that a visa is presented prior to a passenger boarding.
How much does a visa cost at the border post?
If you must apply for a visa at a border post, it will cost $50 and allow for dual entry within a 30-day period.
What documentation is required when applying for a visa at a border post?
You’ll need proof of accommodation, proof of sufficient funds to support your stay and proof of onward travel. If you’ll be staying with family or friends, an authenticated ‘Termo de Responsabilidade’ (term of responsibility) is required and must be written by the host.
How do I get my term of responsibility document authenticated?
It needs to be authenticated by Mozambican authorities, usually a notary or consulate if outside of Mozambique.
Please note that Dana Tours takes no responsibility for incorrect visa information which can be changed at any time. It’s the traveller’s responsibility to confirm updated visa information with their local High Commission/Embassy. Find your local office here.