What must clients do before arrival in Mozambique?

Travellers entering Mozambique will be required to produce proof of a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result, not older than 72 hours. Children up to 11 years are exempt from these rules. Travellers who do not submit a vaccine certificate or PCR test must do an antigen test on arrival.

In light of the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, Decree No. 68/2022, of 19 December was approved, and amends paragraph 2 of article 5 of Decree No. 44/2022, of 1 September, thus being in effect as follows –
The use of masks is mandatory in health units, medical offices, laboratories, pharmacies and nursing homes. Therefore, it is no longer mandatory inside commercial aircraft.
Decree 68/2022 is in force since 19 December 2022.

For travellers arriving for tourism purposes only, visas are available upon arrival with proof of a return ticket and hotel booking. The cost is approximately USD50.



What is the validity of a COVID-19 test?

For purposes of land border crossings, COVID-19 tests remain valid for 7 days for those requiring multiple entries over a short period of time or leaving Mozambique for a short duration.


The validity of the SARS COV-2 PCR test is 7 days. Counted from the sample collection date, for citizens of Mozambican or foreign nationality who need multiples entries in the country in a short period of time or who take a short trip abroad.


What happens on arrival in Mozambique?

The Ministry of Health (MISAU) continues screening at airports and other points of entry scanning the temperatures of all travellers.


All persons who test positive for COVID-19 or have been directly exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 must quarantine at their own cost for 14 days


What must clients do before departure from Mozambique?

If their airline or destination country requires a COVID-19 PCR test, then they will be required to take a test within the time limit given by the airline or destination of arrival.


COVID-19 Testing Labs in Maputo


Where can clients get a COVID-19 PCR test in Mozambique?

There are numerous approved testing labs within Mozambique.


Oceanpath Laboratory

Rua Kibiriti Diwane nr 106, Sommerschield, Maputo
Contact Number: 21 494 248 Price: 5000 MZN Time for Results: 24 Hours


Hospital Privado/ Lenmed

Rua do Rio Inhamiara, Maputo
Contact Number: +258 21 488 600
No appointment necessary Price: 3800 MZN Hours: 7:30 to 16:00 Time for Results: 48 hours



Rua Angelo Azarias Chichava CP 1676, Maputo
Contact Number: 84 311 4444
No appointment necessary
Price: 5500 MZN Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 16:00
Time for Results: 24 hours if test taken before 11:00, otherwise 48 hours. Friday results are available the following Monday.


Medi-evac Medical Assistance

Contact Number: 86 655 5911
Medical staff will come to your residence to take the sample.
Price: 7000 MZNHours: 09:00 – 11:00 Monday – Friday Time for Results: 24 hours


Aeromed (At-home Testing)

Contact Number: 84 555 5911
Price: 7600 MZN Turnaround: 24 hours


COVID-19 Testing Labs in Matola


Clidis, Clínica De Diagnósticos E Saúde

Address: Rua Dr. Nkutumula 511, Matola A Matola Maputo, 1114, Mozambique Phone: +258 84 958 1057 Sat 08h00 – 16h00 (You must test in the morning to receive your results the following day.)


How much will the COVID-19 Test cost in Mozambique

The costs for COVID tests in Mozambique are between MTS3500 (USD58) to MTS7000 (USD116).

Who will arrange the tests?

It is suggested that guests organise their own COVID-19 PCR test in their home country before entering Mozambique. For guests requiring tests on their return, it is suggested that they liaise with the hospital/hotel/lodges to organise.



COVID-19 CPR testing




Mozambique COVID Protocols for the tourism sector


-All the standard protocols have been put in place such as wearing masks and sanitizing at all our establishments and airports
-Beaches are open
-A mandatory curfew has been removed and normal hours resumed
-A Clean and Safe stamp has been implemented and is given to all establishments that comply with the COVID policies after they have been vetted by the Tourism Body-INATUR


Clean & Safe stamp