U.S. citizens are required to have a visa to enter Mozambique. U.S. citizens have been denied entry for not having obtained the proper type of visa in advance.
Mozambican Immigration may issue double-entry tourist visas at both land and air points of entry which allow tourist travelers to stay in Mozambique for a maximum of 30 days. Issuance is at the discretion of Mozambican Immigration Officials, and these visas are valid for tourist travel only. All travelers entering Mozambique for other purposes, including but not limited to business, work, volunteer service, study, or journalism should obtain a visa prior to arrival.
Please pay attention to the authorized period of stay on your visa (“Autorizado a permaneçer pelo período de [number of days]”). This is the maximum number of days you may remain in the country before you must depart Mozambique. This is distinct from the validity of the visa which indicates when you may enter Mozambique.
If you enter without a valid visa, or overstay, you will be fined for each day you were in Mozambique illegally.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after arrival and must contain at least three clean (unstamped) visa pages each time entry is sought. This does not include endorsement pages.
Visit the Embassy of Mozambique at 1525 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 293-7146 between the hours of 3-5 p.m. for the most current visa information.
Travel to Mozambique often requires transit through South Africa. If traveling with minors, please visit the South African Department of Home Affairs website for the most up-to-date requirements as the requirements are particularly stringent.
A valid certification of vaccination for Yellow Fever is required if you are coming from a country where Yellow Fever is present.
Border authorities can require all travelers to present a yellow vaccination books. See the CDC website for further information on suggested vaccinations for travel to Mozambique.
If you cannot present a certificate at the port of entry, you will be vaccinated at your own expense.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Mozambique.