Mozambique visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Mozambican Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Every national of Burkina Faso can get a visa upon their arrival at most border posts and airport in Mozambique.
  • This visa allows the visitor to stay in Mozambique for a duration of 30 days. The visa on arrival costs $50.
  • Visitors are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Mozambique. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Burkinabes under the age of 18 must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • All visitors from Burkina Faso are required to have a return or onward ticket as well as proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in Mozambique.
  • Also, evidence of accommodation, which can be in the form of a hotel reservation or letter from the host already in the country will be required.
  • There is no restriction on the importation of foreign currency if declared on arrival.
  • Importation and exportation of the Mozambican Metical, which is the currency, is highly prohibited.
  • Intending tourists can get to Mozambique from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways and South African Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Mozambique.
  • The estimated flight time from both Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo to Maputo, Mozambique is 23 hours, 10 minutes.
  • The Mozambican Metical is the official currency used in Mozambique. Visitors can, however, exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese. It is also the most spoken. However, there are over 40 other indigenous languages spoken in the country.
  • Christianity is the prominent religion in Mozambique, with about 50% of the entire population. Islam, Buddhism and Baha'i faith are a minority religion in the country.
  • Seafood forms a large part of the local diet in Mozambique as it is abundant and cheap.
  • Tourists travelling to Mozambique are advised to budget about $48 for daily expenses.
  • Mozambique has a warm and tropical climate. The country has two distinct seasons. A rainy, humid and very hot summer which is from October to April, and from June to October is the dry and cooler season.
  • Visitors can move around in Mozambique with minibuses, taxis, boats, trains and planes.
  • The Time zone in Mozambique is Central Africa Time(GMT+2), which puts Burkina Faso two hours behind in time.
  • The power and socket plug used in Mozambique are of Type C, F and M. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to take malaria tablets when travelling to Mozambique?

Malaria is a risk in Mozambique. Tourists are advised to get malaria-prescribed drugs before traveling and take enough with them for the entire length of their trip. Also, follow the doctor's instructions for taking the pills; some need to be started before departure.

What is the best time to travel to Mozambique?

The best time for tourists to visit Mozambique is between June and October, which is the dry season with often perfect tropical weather. During this period, there is less rain and the country is easier to navigate.

What is the best currency to take to Mozambique?

Mozambique's official currency is the Metical, but if you're travelling to southern Mozambique, both the South African Rand and US Dollar are widely accepted. In the north, it's best to take along the US Dollars.

What clothes to pack for Mozambique?

Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year for a Mozambique holiday. If you are visiting Mozambique for a beach holiday, pack plenty of light cotton tops and shorts, as well as a hat, sunglasses, beach sandals and a pair of comfortable walking shoes.