Covid Testing when travelling to Mozambique

Travelling to Mozambique and want to get the latest updates about COVID-19 Testing and where to get PCR tests? Read more here for all you need to know about PCR tests and Covid-19 regulations. And where to get your tests before your return journey. We can assist. Please check with us where to get your tests done and with your lodge as they often assist with this.

Updated Covid 19 Testing for Entry to Mozambique 2022

Authorities have updated COVID-19-related international entry restrictions as of June 20, 2022. Vaccinated travellers no longer need to show a negative PCR test result to enter the country if they have a complete vaccine schedule. It remains unclear if a booster shot is required. Domestic restrictions remain in place.

In summary, travellers may enter Mozambique if they are fully vaccinated which means that they have had both doses of a double-dose vaccination 14 days before entering the country. Only these drugs are approved vaccines in Mozambique: Oxford, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm BBIBP. You need a certificate confirming your vaccination status but children under the age of 11 are exempt from vaccination demands.

Travellers may still enter Mozambique if they are unvaccinated, but they just need a PCR negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Mozambique. Present the test showing proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you ever had it but children under the age of 11 are exempt from testing. A negative PCR test is valid for up to 7 days for travellers using the South Africa land border.

Passengers who test positive upon or fail to provide a negative test result must self-quarantine for seven days. Those who provide a negative test result are exempt from quarantine.

All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews. Security forces are deployed to ensure compliance. Check all visa requirements here.

Follow all Covid 19 Rules and Stay Safe

  • Follow all official instructions. 
  • Abide by national health and safety measures. 
  • Reconfirm all travel arrangements and requirements before departing. 
  • Consider delaying traveling if experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, as they may prompt increased scrutiny and delays. 
  • Liaise with trusted contacts for further updates and guidance. 
  • Maintain contact with your diplomatic representation. 
  • Ensure contingency plans account for further disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions.

For all your questions about Covid 19 and testing in Mozambique, contact us here.