Empty highway road in a desert with a mountain in the distance


Time Difference: EST + 6 hours   Current Time and Date in Mozambique
Currency: Currency Converter  – Metical (MZM)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Mozambique
US Embassy in Mozambique: maputo.usembassy.gov

Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. The capital and largest city is Maputo (previously called Lourenço Marques before independence).  Between the 1st and 5th centuries CE, Bantu-speaking peoples migrated from farther north and west. Swahili, and later also Arab, commercial ports existed along the coasts until the arrival of Europeans. The area was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and colonized by Portugal from 1505.

Health: CDC Mozambique
What to Pack
Weather: Mozambique Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 258

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder,
    please consult the embassy in your region.

Diplomatic Missions

Presidencia da República de Mocambique
Official website of the presidency of Mozambique. (in Portuguese)
Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros e Cooperação
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (in Portuguese).
Mozambique UN Mission
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations.
Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique
Washington, DC


Warm Season: November – April; Average high temperature above 89°F and average low of 78°F
Cold Season: July– August; Average high of 78°F and average low of 63°F
Language: Portuguese is the official language; English is widely spoken


Island of Mozambique

The fortified city of Mozambique is located on this island, a former Portuguese trading-post on the route to India. Its remarkable architectural unity is due to the consistent use, since the 16th century, of the same building techniques, building materials (stone or macuti) and decorative principles.


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