Exercise normal precautions in Mozambique. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Reconsider travel to:
Exercise increased caution in:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Mozambique:
Some northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
There have been attacks by violent extremists in the districts of Mocimboa da Praia, Nangade, Palma, Macomia, Ibo, Ancuabe and Quissanga in the northern Cabo Delgado Province that borders Tanzania. These groups have used machetes and firearms to conduct lethal attacks, as well as burned vehicles and homes. While the attacks have been localized in the abovementioned districts, there remains a possibility that such violence could spill over into other districts bordering or near Macomia.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Maputo – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Violent crime, such as muggings, is common.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.