Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Visas are not required by SA passport holders for tourism purposes for a stay of up to 30 days.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Metical (MZM)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Tetanus


  • Malaria risk
AA Club

Automobile & Touring Club of Mozambique

Address: Eduardo Mondlane Avenue, 1938, Maputo

Tel: +258 2132 6220

consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00258)
  • Mozambique Consulate General
  • +27 (011) 327-5704/ 5/ 7/ 9
  • Mozambique High Commission
  • +27 (012) 401-0300
  • Komati Border Post
  • +258 2155 0010
  • Lebombo Border Post
  • +27 (013) 793-7201
  • Lebombo Border Post Police
  • +27 (013) 793-7311
  • SA Representative
  • +258 2149 1614

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Temporary Import Permit for vehicle: Compulsory – approximately R15 payable in Meticals
  • Red Warning Triangles: 2 triangles required (does not need to be displayed on car)
  • Immigration Fees: R17.50 per person
  • Declaration Form for Vehicle: Cost is approximately R50
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Compulsory – available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store; R160 (valid for 30 days)

 If more than two people are travelling in the car, then two jackets will be required (to be used when changing a tyre, at an accident scene, or if loading)

Two stickers required if towing a trailer; one in the front of the vehicle (on the bumper) and one on the rear of the trailer

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

  • Never give your passport to anyone and avoid using locals to assist with border assistance
  • Look out for speed traps when travelling back to SA (5km before the Border Post on the downhill) it is a 60 km/h zone and you will be fined R300
  • Rand currency is acceptable in Mozambique
  • Carry copies of your passport and driver’s license
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