02 June 2021

Covid-19: Mozambique is gradually easing restrictive measures!

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi announced in a televised address to the nation on 26 May 2021 the gradual easing of the restrictive measures imposed to combat Covid-19 in the country. Beaches as well as public swimming pools have been reopened; the curfew times, which is in force on all cities in Mozambique, is now between 23:00 and 04:00.  

Current measures also include:

  • Commercial establishments in Mozambique are open from 09:00. – 19:00 Monday – Saturday, and 09:00 – 18:00 on Sunday. Restaurants remain open until 21:00 every day.
  • Business and work visas are now authorized.
  • Religious services, conferences, and meetings resume with a maximum of 75 people for indoor venues and 150 people for outdoor venues.
  • Private social events are prohibited throughout Mozambique, except for wedding registrations which may have 20 attendees maximum.
  • Government events must not exceed 150 participants.
  • Additional safety measures are to be immediately implemented in all public establishments.
  • Public and private sector establishments in Mozambique will be held responsible for non-compliance with safety measures.
  • The use of a clear plastic face shield does not replace the use of a facemask.
  • Recreational and leisure sports and games are prohibited.
  • Casinos, museums, theaters, galleries, and similar cultural venues in Mozambique may open up to 40% capacity.
  • Large gyms may open to 40% of capacity; small gyms are not authorized to operate.
  • Hotel swimming pools in Mozambique may open for the use of hotel guests only.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages by bottle stores, greengrocers or supermarkets is allowed between 09:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Saturday; no alcohol sales are permitted on Sundays or holidays. The sale of alcoholic beverages from stalls is prohibited.
  • The beaches are open for swimming and walking only; sunbathing and gatherings are not permitted. Alcohol is not permitted on the beach.
  • Public swimming pools may open to 30% capacity.
  • The validity of expired documents is extended until 30 June 2021.

These measures are in addition to the prior measures already in place, some of which include:

  • All incoming travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19.
  • All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home.
  • Discos, bars and stalls selling alcoholic beverages will remain closed.
  • Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk

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