Travel in Mozambique

Time:Local time is GMT +2.
Electricity:Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50Hz.
Language:Portuguese is the official language, and there are 13 main national languages spoken. English is taught in secondary schools, but is only spoken in the southern tourist regions.
Health:Visitors require a yellow fever certificate if travelling from infected areas. AIDS/HIV is prevalent. Hospital facilities are generally poor and outside the major cities of Maputo and Beira medical facilities are limited. Comprehensive medical insurance is essential and it is recommended that visitors carry personal medical supplies with them.
Tipping:Tipping is generally not expected, although in tourist areas a tip of 10 to 15% is appreciated
Business:Business hours are usually 7.30am or 8am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Communications:The international dialling code for Mozambique is +258. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0027 for South Africa). City/area codes are also in use, e.g. (0)1 for Maputo. Outgoing international calls, other than for South Africa, must go through the operator. Two mobile phone GSM 900/1800 networks provide limited coverage in and around Maputo, Beira, some coastal locations and a few other isolated towns. Internet cafes are available in Maputo.
Duty Free:Travellers to Mozambique may enter the country with the following items and not incur customs duty: 200 cigarettes or 250g tobacco; perfume for personal use; and 750ml of spirits. Drugs are strictly prohibited and a permit is required for firearms and ammunition.