​Getting There – Mozambique

Philip Briggs
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.

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

Aside from fly-in beach holidays, Mozambique is mainly a self-drive destination. You can either rent a car in Maputo or in Johannesburg (South Africa), 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.

The distance between Johannesburg and Maputo is about 550km/342mi and the drive takes around 7 hours*. Aside from any other stops along the way, you’ll need to allow about 2 hours extra for the border crossing.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Flights & Airlines to Mozambique

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Mozambique and what tickets would cost.

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 Mozambican embassy/high commission 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, which can be obtained in advance on the e-Visa platform or from a Mozambican embassy or high commission.
  • Citizens of several African countries, including South Africa, 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.
  • For more information, including COVID-19 related entry requirements (if any), please check the website of your local Mozambican embassy/high commission or the government travel advisories below:

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