Central and northern parts of Mozambique were affected by flooding in the January to April rainy season but main infrastructure is fully operational again. Check the latest situation with the local media before you travel. See Natural disasters

There have been sporadic incidents of violence in parts of South Africa, and temporary blockages at some border posts. The Mozambique-South Africa land border posts are currently operating normally. Monitor local media for more information.

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. Following the signature of a peace accord on 5 September 2014, no further clashes have occurred. If you travel to Sofala province, you should take extra care particularly in remote areas around the Gorongosa hills, as well as in Muxungue, Chibabava, Meringue, Macoss and Canxixi where banditry is reported and tensions still exist

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.