Getting There – Mozambique

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Mozambique.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Mozambique due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

Mozambique's main airport is Maputo International Airport (MPM), located about 3km/2mi from the capital, Maputo.

Mozambique is mainly a self-drive destination. You can either rent a car in Maputo Airport or in Johannesburg, from where you can drive to Maputo. Mozambique is a large country, so unless you have a couple of months, most self-drive is restricted to the south of the country.

Many tourists come to Mozambique for a beach holiday in Bazeruto Archipelago in the south or Quirimba Archieplago in the north. CR Aviation runs scheduled flights to some of the lodges in these archipelagos.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Mozambique

All domestic and charter flights are usually booked by your tour operator as part of your package. Scheduled domestic flights can be booked with the following carriers:

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Mozambique embassy to verify that the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.
  • Passports must have at least three empty pages.
  • Citizens of most countries require a visa and this needs to be obtained in advance from a Mozambican Embassy or Consulate.
  • Citizens of neighboring countries to Mozambique don’t need a visa and will get a 30-day entry permit on arrival.
  • When arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

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