Central and northern parts of Mozambique, particularly Zambezia and Nampula provinces, have been affected by flooding. Cholera outbreaks have been reported in Nampula, Tete and Niassa provinces. Check the latest situation with local media and exercise caution. See Natural disasters

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Sofala Province, with the exception of the provincial capital, Beira.

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. There were also isolated incidents in Manica, Nampula, Inhambane, Zambezia and Tete. Following the signing of a peace accord on 5 September, no further clashes have occurred, but tensions remain in parts of Sofala Province.

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.