On April 5, 2021 President Nyusi extended the mitigation measures to combat COVID-19 for an additional 21 days, and adjusted curfew regulations.

Current measures include:

  • In the Greater Maputo area and all provincial capitals there is a curfew in place from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. every night.
  • Commercial establishments will be open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants may remain open until 8 p.m. every day.
  • DIRE’s and temporary visas are automatically extended until May 31, 2021.
  • Places of worship are closed, and no religious celebrations or conferences are permitted.
  • Private social events are prohibited throughout the country, except for wedding registrations which may have 20 attendees maximum.
  • Government events must not exceed 50 participants.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages from stalls is prohibited.
  • Additional safety measures are to be immediately implemented in all public establishments.
  • Public and private sector establishments 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.

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.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages by bottle stores, greengrocers or supermarkets is only allowed between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
  • Cultural and recreational activities in cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, cultural centers and catering establishments are suspended.
  • Gyms, swimming pools and other sports venues dedicated to the practice of physical exercises will remain closed.
  • The beaches are closed for purposes of physical and leisure activities; however, this restriction does not apply to sidewalks, pedestrian zones and boardwalks adjacent to beaches.
  • Expired official documents are valid until May 30, 2021.
  • Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk.