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Republic of Mozambique
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Maputo. Mozambique is serviced by the Embassy in South Africa.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Address: 1071 Church street, 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 012 342 37 20
Out-of-hours hotline: +27 79 893 7336
Fax: +27 012 342 37 21
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 08:00 – 16:30
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Mozambique in Moscow is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Mozambique in Moscow, Russian Federation
Address: 20 Guilyarovskovo St., 129090, Moscow, Russia
Telephone: +7 95 284 4007; +7 95 284 8325
Fax: +7 95 200 4235
Travellers are advised to pay particular attention to their personal safety. There is a high level of crime, kidnapping, robbery and theft in the major and tourist centres. When travelling to the Republic of Mozambique, it is recommended to carry a small amount of cash, mainly US dollars and credit cards. Avoid travelling to the province of Cabo Delgado where there is a high security risk.
The level of healthcare is relatively good in the context of Africa. A number of infectious diseases are widespread. Be careful when using fruits and vegetables.
Recommended vaccines and personal hygiene advice:
For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines for travel to the Republic of Mozambique, Bulgarian citizens should contact Regional Health Inspectorates in the country
Specifics of the local legislation:
Homosexuality is not prohibited in the Republic of Mozambique.
The import of weapons and narcotics is prohibited.
In the Republic of Mozambique, an unlimited amount of foreign currency is allowed and must be declared. Goods for personal use may be imported duty-free, including 200 cigarettes, 250 grams of tobacco, 1 litre of alcohol.
Exports of local currency are allowed of up to 500 meticals and foreign currency only up to the quantity declared on entry.
In the Republic of Mozambique the road traffic is in the left lane. If you are travelling by car, you must present a valid insurance to the customs authorities at the border upon entry into the Republic of Mozambique.
Taxis are cheap, but you need to negotiate the fare in advance. Public transport buses can also be used.
Cholera epidemics periodically break out in the country. In view of this fact, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria recommends Bulgarian citizens to inform themselves about the current epidemiological situation before travelling to the Republic of Mozambique.
It is desirable to use factory bottled water for drinking and to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly with clean water before consumption, then dry them. Food prepared from unregulated sources should not be consumed. Regular hand washing, especially before meals, also reduces the risk of contracting cholera.
More fluid intake and low-fat foods are needed, as well as avoiding the use of alcohol.
It is recommended that children travel with separate passports.
The local currency in the Republic of Mozambique is the metical (MZN).
Cyclones and rain are possible.
Travel papers and visas
Travel papers and visa requirements
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Mozambique (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, which can be obtained at the Embassy of Mozambique in Moscow.
After entry, the visa can be extended for a stay of up to 6 months from the date of entry.
You must enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Mozambique.
Bulgarian citizens residing in Mozambique on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
For emergencies and urgent cases during out-of-hours, bank holidays or holidays, call a mobile phone: +27 79 893 7336.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Maputo.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in the Republic of Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in the Republic of Mozambique to Bulgarian citizens should bear an Apostille from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Mozambique. Then, they are certified by the Embassy of Mozambique accredited to Bulgaria — in this case in Moscow. The signature and certifications of the Consular Office are then certified at our Embassy in Moscow.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.