Mozambique Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
June 15, 2018

Mozambique - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions


Exercise normal precautions in Mozambique. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Some northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to violent extremism.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Maputo due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Mozambique:

  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Consider hiring a professional security organization if traveling to the affected areas of Cabo Delgado.
  • Be aware of increased government security checkpoints in Cabo Delgado Province.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Mozambique.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

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, 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.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Maputo – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Violent crime, such as muggings, is common. 

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Maputo
Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, 193
Maputo, Mozambique
+(258) 21-49-2797
+(258) 21-49-0723
+(258) 21-49-0448

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