Foreign travel advice

Mozambique

Summary

There are heightened tensions between government forces and opposition militia particularly in the central provinces of Sofala, Tete and Manica, following a number of localised armed clashes.

On 8 February, the opposition party’s militia threatened to set up checkpoints on the EN1 and EN6 roads. There are reports of individual armed attacks on vehicles on the EN1 Save-Muxungue section. You should be aware of the increasing tensions and the possibility of additional police and opposition militia checkpoints. Avoid large crowds, make sure you have relevant documents with you at all times and monitor local media if you’re travelling to these areas.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, especially for shipping which does not take appropriate precautions or follow agreed shipping industry best practice guidelines. See River and Sea travel

All Mozambican airlines are banned from flying into the EU. See Air travel

Most visits to Mozambique are trouble-free, but violent crime does occur, and there has been a recent significant increase in cases of criminal kidnappings. You should take extra care. See Safety and security

Coastal areas have a risk of tropical cyclones during the rainy season (November to April). Monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation. See Natural disasters

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.