On February 16, 2022, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi extended the current state of calamity restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Decree 4/2022), while announcing changes to the restrictions.  These restrictions apply to all persons residing in Mozambique.

The following are of the new measures which began at midnight February 19, 2022, for a period of 60 days, regulations will be in effect until April 18 (all other measures remain in effect):

  • The curfew is lifted throughout the national territory.
  • All border posts are reopened.
  • Increase in the maximum number of visitors in hospitals from 2 to 3 per day. It is still prohibited to visit patients with COVID-19.
  • Visit to inmates follows the normal regime adopted by the National Penitentiary System.
  • Recreational leisure games and sports competitions for amateur and senior levels are authorized, subject to compliance with the health protocols.
  • Spectators are allowed in sports games and championships but should not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity of the venue.
  • The practice of physical education and other sports activities in educational establishments is authorized.
  • Night courses may resume.
  • The maximum number of students per classroom is increased from 20 to 30.
  • Shows with a maximum of 500 spectators indoors and 1000 outdoors are allowed, without exceeding 50% of the venue’s capacity.
  • Restaurants and bars may be open until 11:00 pm.
  • Private social events, religious services, public and private meetings and State events may now have a maximum of 500 participants indoors and 1000 outdoors, without exceeding 50% of the venue’s capacity.
  • The maximum capacity in theaters, cinemas, game rooms, cultural centers and auditoriums is increased from 40% to 80%.
  • The maximum number of participants in funerals of deaths that have not been caused by COVID-19 has increased to 200 and in case of death by COVID-19, increased to 20.
  • Swimming pools may operate at 75% of their capacity.
  • The beaches are open from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm, but the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beaches and crowds of people remains prohibited.
  • Multipurpose and large-scale gyms may operate at full capacity and small and medium-sized gyms at 75% of their capacity.
  • Walking and other physical activities while maintaining social distance are permitted.

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 and stalls selling alcoholic bevereges will remain closed.
  • Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk.