The recent granting of a 30-day visa (March 2017) at most border posts in Mozambique has paved the way for smooth sailing by visitors into this popular tourist destination. Thanks to this recent government announcement, Mozambique can compete with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi for their huge piece of the tourism pie as the year’s upcoming holidays start in earnest.
Get Visas at the Border Only
Border visas are open to all visitors irrespective of whether there is Mozambican representation in their home country or not – because High Commissions and Consulates will no longer be issuing 30-day tourist visas as of this announcement. This will be a dual-entry visa so visiting neighbouring countries and returning just got a whole lot more practical.
Travel to Mozambique just keeps getting better and easier. At last, the borders have been equipped with up-to-date facilities that can issue biometric visas for all. A total of 44 Mozambique borders will now be issuing biometric visas to visitors with the remaining 14, in many of the least-crossed land borders, to be able to issue them soon.
The Mozambican government has doubled the cost of entry visas with immediate effect under a decree jointly signed by Economy and Finance Minister, Adriano Maleiane, and Interior Minister, Basilio Monteiro. All single-entry visas applied for in foreign travellers’ countries of origin will be affected by the fee increases.
At the current exchange rate, the cost of single-entry visas valid for 30 days jumps from US$50 to US$102, while a visa valid for between 31 and 60 days will now cost US$203. Visas valid for between 61 and 90 days now cost US$305.
Border visas – which can be obtained on entry to Mozambique by land, sea or air – remain unaffected.
Enjoy Longer, Easier Holidays
It seems that 26 border posts have been issuing the visas since 2005 but there was a degree of confusion here about who was eligible or not and now all visitors from other countries can safely enter Mozambique for 30 days with an instant visa on arrival. The new visa will cost a total of fifty USD payable in cash to immigration on arrival.
Find a wide variety of top of the range accommodation in Mozambique with so much more ease with these new regulations. An expected increase in foreign holidaymakers means that Mozambique will benefit from added tourism revenue. And it has so much to offer those seeking rest and relaxation: from dazzling white, tranquil beaches and panoramic ocean views to clear aqua bays, indigenous dune forests and inland lakes.
The islands of Bazaruto combine incredibly well with a Kruger safari with direct flights to Vilanculos most days of the week. Enquire here for more details and great bush and beach combos!
See the Beauty and Enjoy the Luxury
Visitors can experience a wealth of marine and land wildlife, ensuring fantastic game viewing and underwater adventure. The high quality of accommodation and holiday packages entices visitors from afar afield as the United States, Scandinavia, Europe and Great Britain.
South African travellers must have a valid passport (validity at least 30 days after the intended return date) with two clean pages in the passport when they visit Mozambique but they do not require a visa for a stay of up to 30 days.
Major entry border posts in Mozambique Issuing 30-day Tourist Visas
- Maputo Airport
- Inhambane Airport
- Vilanculos Airport
- Beira Airport
- Tete Airport
- Nampula Airport
- Nacala Airport
- Pemba Airport
- Zobue Border (Malawi)
- Milange Border (Malawi)
- Mandimba Border (Malawi)
- Chicualacuala Border (Zimbabwe)
- Machipanda Border (Zimbabwe)
- Ponta do Ouro Border (South Africa)
- Goba Border (Swaziland)
- Namaacha Border (Swaziland)
- Ressano Garcia Border (South Africa)
- Giriyondo Border (South Africa)
- Nyampanda Border (Zimbabwe)
- Chimefusa Border (Zambia)
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