Time zone: GMT + 2
Telephone services: Country Code: 258
Outgoing Code: Outgoing International calls must go through the operator
Emergency telephone numbers: All services – 493924 ( Maputo only), Police – 119, Ambulance – 117, Fire – 198
Tourist information: Empresa Nacionale de Tourismo (ENT) CP 2446, Avda 25 de Setembro 1203, Maputo, Mozambique Tel: (1) 420 147 or (1) 450 150 Fax: (1) 421 796.
Passport information: Valid passport required by all with a minimum validity of 6 months. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure
Visa information: Required by all.
Health information: Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Malaria: Risk exists throughout the year across the whole country in the Falciparum variety. Reported as being highly resistant to chloroquine
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required by all travellers over one year of age arriving from infected areas.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Cholera and Rabies. There is a very high prevalence of AIDS/HIV. Visitors should seek medical advice before travelling.
Food & drink: Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency: Mozambique Metical (M) = 100 Centavos NOTE: import and export of local currency is prohibited.
No credit cards or travellers cheques are accepted currently
ATM availability: Unavailable
Cost of living: Although civil war has ended economy remains unstable.
Languages: Portuguese in addition to many African languages
Weather: The climate varies according to the area. Inland is cooler with most rain between Jan and March. The coast is warm and dry Apr – Sept. Hottest and wettest between Oct – March.
Electricity: 220 Volts AC, 50Hz.
Post: Approximately 1 week by air to Europe. Available from main cities.
Transport: FLIGHTS: Air taxi services are available and are the safest means of travel outside the main cities due to the internal fighting. RAIL: All rail services are liable to disruption at present. BUS: Buses are available but plenty of food and water should be taken since journeys are frequently interrupted by check points to examine documents. DOCUMENTATION: IDP is required.
Special information: NOTE: Travel to the Montepuez region should be avoided. Throughout the country armed robbery and other violent crimes are prevalent. No road should be considered safe. There is also the risk of unexploded mines. Travel between major cities should only be undertaken in daylight. Road travel becomes difficult or impossible in the rainy season (Jan-March). Some roads are still damaged by floods in the south and central areas. Check with local authorities before travelling. Casual wear is acceptable. Formal dress is seldom required.