Geographic Location & AccessMozambique is a southern African country located on the south-east coast of the continent. These are Mozambique’s neighbouring countries; Zimbabwe to the west, Swaziland and South Africa to the south and Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia to the North and the Indian Ocean to the east.
Mozambique is accessible by air from Europe via Lisbon and from the rest of Africa from Johannesburg. A few countries in Africa have direct flights to the Capital Maputo. There is a good road network connecting most of her neighbours. There are three main airports for International Traffic which are, Maputo, Beira and Nampula. Regional air traffic mostly uses Vilanculos and Pemba. There are several airstrips in the resort areas and islands, some of these are private. The major ports are Maputo, Beira, Nacala and Pemba. The border posts and opening hours are as follows.
|BORDER POST||OPENING TIMES|
|Ressano Garcia||06:00-2200 Hrs|
|Ponta da Ouro||07:30-1730 Hrs|
Visitors to Mozambique are required to obtain a visa from the Mozambique Embassy nearest to them. Would be visitors fill in the requisite form and submit two passport size photographs and a current passport. Short stay Visas (30 Days) can be obtained from the borders. Nationals from the following countries do not need a visa; South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Seychelles, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
At all border control posts and Customs visitors are expected to declare all non-personal items. The following items are tax-free- clothing, books, cameras, etc. Visitors are to note the following maximum threshold for these common items:
· Tobacco – 400 cigarettes or 100 small cigars or 50 Big Cigars or 250grams loose tobacco
· Alcohol – 2.25Litres of Wine and I litre of Spirits
· Perfume – 50Millilitres
· Medication – reasonable quantities for personal use only.
All customs transactions should be regularised by a receipt.