Mozambique Travel Information - Guide

Britz SA 4x4 and SUV rentals brings you our Mozambique Travel Information Guide.

Entry Requirements for Mozambique

All visitors entering Mozambique must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. Certain countries require a visa in order to enter Mozambique.  Please contact our nearest travel agents for up-to-date information regarding this.

Mozambique Currency

Mozambique's currency is the Metical.  South African Rand and American Dollar are also accepted in many places, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and credit cards are accepted at most places.

Taxes and Refunds Within Mozambique

The standard VAT rate in Mozambique is 17% and is chargeable on the supply of goods and services in Mozambique including imports.

What To Wear in Mozambique

Summers are very hot - lightweight cotton clothing and a lightweight jacket.  Winters are mild, yet cold in the early evening and mornings - trousers, long-sleeved shirts, pullovers and a very warm jacket.  Comfortable walking shoes and sandals/slops.  Sunhat, sunscreen and aftersun.  Malaria precautions, insect repellent, lip balm, water purification tablets and a basic first-aid kit.

Languages Spoken in Mozambique

The main language spoken in Mozambique is Portuguese but English is widely spoken over the country.

  • Portuguese
  • English

Health Services In Mozambique

Vaccination against yellow fever, hepatitis and tetanus etc are currently not required by Mozambique, Although you should consult your doctor or hospital on tropical diseases before your trip. It would be wise to take precautions tetanus, malaria, hepatitis and mostly yellow fever.

Banking Hours in Mozambique

Mozambique banks are open Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 15:00

Useful Numbers For Tourist In Mozambique

Tourism Office Tel: +27 (0)12 401 0300

Tourism and Safety Information Line - 27 082 3945885

Police - 112, 119 or + 258 21 325031

Fire Brigade - 198 or +258 21 322222

Ambulance - +258 21 32 5000 or +258 21 32 5009

Public Holidays

January 1 - New Year's Day

February 3 - Heroes' Day

April 7 - Women's Day

May 1 - Workers' Day

June 25 -Independence Day

September 7 - Victory Day

September 25 -Revolution Day

October 4 - Day of Peace and Reconciliation

December 25 - Christmas