(Maputo) On May 26, 2021 President Nyusi extended the mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, with some adjusted regulations.

Current measures include:

  • In the Greater Maputo area and all provincial capitals there is a curfew in place from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. every night. The curfew also applies in Manhiça, Chokwe, Maxixe, Gondola, Moatize, Mocuba, Nacala, Montepuez, and Massinga.
  • Commercial establishments will be open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants may remain open until 9 p.m. every day.
  • Business and work visas are now authorized.
  • Religious services, conferences, and meetings may resume with a maximum of 75 people for indoor venues and 150 people for outdoor venues.
  • Private social events are prohibited throughout the country, except for wedding registrations which may have 20 attendees maximum.
  • Government events must not exceed 150 participants.
  • 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.
  • Casinos, museums, theaters, galleries, and similar cultural venues may open up to 40% capacity.
  • Large gyms may open to 40% of capacity; small gyms are not authorized to operate.
  • Hotel swimming pools may open for the use of hotel guests only.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages by bottle stores, greengrocers or supermarkets is allowed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday; no alcohol sales are permitted on Sundays or holidays. The sale of alcoholic beverages from stalls is prohibited.
  • The beaches are open for swimming and walking only; sunbathing and gatherings are not permitted. Alcohol is not permitted on the beach.
  • Public swimming pools may open to 30% capacity.
  • The validity of expired documents is extended until June 30, 2021.

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.
  • Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk.