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Mozambique uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type F and Type M.
The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese
Mozambique uses the Mozambican metical (symbol: MT), code MZN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 meticals. Metical is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 meticals and 50 centavos.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Mozambique. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Mozambique is on average 2.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mozambique is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 398.86 MZN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Movitel, Vodacom or mCel. Mozambique uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mozambique upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Mozambique, dial +, then 258 (the country code for Mozambique), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Mozambique, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 23 .
Import and export information
Food products in poor condition.
Counterfeit or pirated goods.
Ivory and ivory products require special provisions for export.
Collections and works of art that constitute national artistic or cultural heritage require permission for export.
Tobacco:25 grams of tobacco; or
Tobacco:A combination of the above goods weighing not more than 25 grams.
Other items:Medicine for personal use must be accompanied by a health certificate if it contains anaesthetic or psychotropic properties.
Other items:Goods up to a value of MOP$5000.
Stimulants, hypnotics and tranquilizers.
Counterfeit goods and currency.
Live animals, including pets, may be subject to health quarantine, and require a permit from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
Live plants are subject to the health and quarantine system.
Meat and meat products, dairy, and eggs require an import licence from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, and will be subject to the health and quarantine system.
Other food, such as vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, and sugar cane must be declared, and may be subject to quarantine to prove that it is suitable for human consumption.
Chemicals must be pre-approved by the Health Bureau.
Narcotic and psychotropic substances require a permit from the Health Bureau.
Radio receivers require an import permit from the Post Office.
Firearms and related weapons require permission issued by the Security Police Station.
Dengue, chikungunya, African tick-bite fever, and African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) are diseases carried by insects that are found in Mozambique.For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDC Insect Protection Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high incidence rates of tuberculosis (TB). For further information, please visit the CDCTuberculosis Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high HIV prevalence rates. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.