Here you will find important tips and useful information for Mozambique.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
MZM 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ MZM 0.00 (07/2015)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
Severe penalties for violations of currency laws.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Cash in US dollar (new banknotes) or South African Rand recommended.
8.00 - 11.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 18.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Maputo, Av. Ahmed Sekou Touré 637
Tel. +258 21 31 52 75 / +258 21 36 05 00
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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