Last update 03 May 2019Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Mozambique
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Maputo. For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens (staying either short-term or long-term) in Mozambique, can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria
Address: 1071, Church St., 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Tel.: +27012342 37 20, 342 79 41
Fax: +27 012 342 37 21
Office hours: 09.00 – 12.00 (Mon to Fri)
For emergencies : +27 79 893 7336
The Embassy of Mozambique in Moscow, Russia, has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique in Moscow
Address: 20, Guilyarovskovo St., 129090 Moscow, Russia
Tel.: +7 95 284 4007, +7 95 284 8325
Fax: +7 95 200 4235
Mozambican Metical (MZN)
Criminality rate and security
Visitors are recommended to pay special attention to their security.
There is a high level of crime, kidnapping, robbery and theft in major cities and in the tourist centres.
When travelling to Mozambique, you are advised to carry only a small amount of cash, mostly USD, and some credit cards on you.
Homosexuality is not prohibited in Mozambique.
The import of arms and drugs is prohibited.
You can bring an unlimited amount of foreign currency into Mozambique, which needs to be declared. You can import goods for personal use such as 200 cigarettes, 250g of tobacco and 1 litre of spirits, duty-free.
You can export local currency up to 500 MZN, and foreign currency – up to the amount declared upon entry.
If you travel by car you need to provide valid insurance at the border authorities, when entering Mozambique.
Taxis are cheap, but the rate must be pre-negotiated. Public buses can be used safely.
Warning: right-hand drive!
The level of health care is relatively good for the African region. There is a variety of widespread infectious diseases. Be careful when eating fruit and vegetables.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Mozambique (holders of ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, which they can obtain from the Embassy of Mozambique in Moscow.
Once you are in the country your visa may be extended for a stay of up to 6 months from the date of entering Mozambique.
You can only enter the country with a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry into Mozambique.
Immunisation against yellow fever is required.
Further information on vaccines necessary for Mozambique can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, tel. +359 2944 69 99 221.
Drinking more fluids and eating low-fat food, as well as avoiding alcohol, is advisable. There is a danger of possible cyclones and heavy rain.
There are no special requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with separate passports.
Certifications and Legalisations
For all Bulgarian citizens’ documents, issued by the authorities of Mozambique, to be valid in Bulgaria and to be recognised by Bulgarian institutions, they need an ‘Apostille’ from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mozambique. The documents then need to be certified by the Embassy of Mozambique accredited for Bulgaria (in this case – in Moscow). The signature and the stamps of the Consular Department are verified by the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow as well.
Thus prepared, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation needs to be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In cases of emergency - damaged, lost or stolen passport - Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document from the Embassy of any Member State of the EU in Maputo.