Visa and entry requirements Mozambique:
Passport required
A visa is required to enter Mozambique.
Also informs the Embassy of Mozambique in Berlinthat visa must be obtained before entry.
Visa cost: 60, - Euro

Information from the Foreign Office on her Mozambique trip:

Mozambique is a state in Southeast Africa with about 30,5 million inhabitants. The country is bordered by Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, South Africa and Swaziland to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east. The north-south extent is around 2.000 kilometers, while the distance from east to west is between 50 and 600 kilometers long. The official language of the country is Portuguese and the national currency is the Mozambican Metical, where 1, - Euro is about 75, - MZN.

In addition to a broad coastal lowlands, Mozambique consists of a high plateau, including the highest peak, the 2.436 meter high mountain Monte Binga. Numerous rivers flow through the national territory, including the 2.574 kilometers long Zambezi.

The usual vegetation of the country is the dry savanna with its meadows and pastures, the most common trees are baobabs and acacia trees.

Mozambique's largest cities include Maputo, Matola, Beira, Nampula, Chimoio, Quelimane, Nacala, Mocuba, Tete, Lichinga, Pemba and Gurue.

As a result of years of civil war, Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 82% of the working population is employed in agriculture. The most important export product is aluminum, and cashew nuts, cotton, sugar, tea and crustaceans are sold abroad.

Mozambique has large deposits of minerals such as hard coal, diamonds, gold, precious stones, copper, bauxite, marble, granite, graphite, tin, tantalum, iron ore, chromium and niobium.

Tourism is hardly developed in the country and should be significantly advanced in the coming years.

The capital of Mozambique is Maputo with an estimated 1,4 million inhabitants in the city area and around 2,6 millions in the metropolitan area. Maputo is located in the south of the country on the border with South Africa and Swaziland. The city has a modern deep sea port, which exports goods to the country.

Maputo's main attractions include the Church of San Antonio de la Polana, Maputo Central Station - designed by Gustave Eiffel, the Military Museum, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Fort da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, the Central Market, the Iron House, the Natural History Museum, the Elephant Conservation Park, the Red Towers, Independence Square, the National Money Museum, the Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden, the Fisheries Museum, the Samora Machel Statue and the Museum of Art.

In August 2018 I visited Maputo coming from Johannesburg for three days. Maputo, with its mostly Portuguese architecture, is a very beautiful city and had many beautiful photo opportunities to offer during my full day sightseeing tour.

Also international restaurants and bars are abundant in the city. The people were mostly very friendly, despite the partially noted poverty.

However, the city also has a downside, it is extremely dangerous for foreigners after dark. After a cozy restaurant visit with three other frequent travelers, it was impossible for me to walk back the 250 meters to my hotel in the dark. All 20 meters and even in front of the restaurant were some dark figures. The local corrupt police parked their car on the opposite side, waiting to pick up some white foreigner. This is after my conversation with a Spaniard who emigrated to Maputo 10 years ago, for years the bitter reality in the Mozambican capital.

So please always be careful when traveling to Maputo and prefer to use a cheap taxi for short distances.