Mozambique has made it possible for all international travelers to obtain a dual-entry visa on arrival at most border posts, including Maputo Airport, the Port of Maputo, Ressano Garcia, Goba, Ponto D’ouro, Giriyondo, Vilanculos Airport, Inhambane Airport, Beira Airport, Pemba Airport and Nampula Airport.
The visas comes at a cost of $50 (U.S.) and is valid for 30 days. The visa at the border is for all travelers who want to enter Mozambique regardless of whether or not there is an embassy in their country of origin.
Tour operators in Mozambique have welcomed the announcement, saying it will boost tourism to the country.
“The immediate impact of visa policy change on tourist travel to Mozambique is obvious and indicative of the Mozambique government’s commitment to facilitate easy access and hassle-free travel,” said Kevin Record of the Ibo Island Lodge.
Dana Tours, a Maputo-based Mozambique travel specialist, said the new visa policy will improve access to the destination and eliminate any previous confusion around visa applications for international visitors.
“We are thrilled that international visitors, who previously had to apply for visas ahead of arrival if there was an embassy or consulate in their country of origin, are now able to get visas on arrival in Mozambique. This will have an incredibly positive impact on Mozambique’s inbound tourism industry and the destination’s status as an international tourism destination of choice,” said Dana Tours director Natalie Tenzer-Silva.
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