There are heightened tensions between government forces and opposition militia in Manica province following an armed attack, which resulted in a number of fatalities, on the EN6 road Inchope-Gondola stretch, near Zimbinga, on 25 September. The road has reopened but there may be checkpoints and possible delays along the road between Chimoio and Beira. Take care in this area and make sure you have relevant documents with you at all times.

Armed clashes between government of Mozambique security forces and the armed Renamo opposition party took place, mostly in Sofala province, between 2013 and July 2014. A further incident took place in Tete province near the Malawi border in June 2015. In Sofala province tensions still exist. Monitor local media if you are 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.