The official language is Portuguese (27%). Kiswahili, Makua, Nyanja and other Bantu languages are also spoken.
01/01/2022 New Year
03.02.2022 Heroes Day
07.04.2022 women’s Day
05/01/2022 Workers’ Day
06/25/2022 Independence Day
07.09.2022 day of the victory
09/25/2022 Armed Forces Day (memorial day honoring the military)
04.10.2022 Day of Peace and Reconciliation
12/25/2022 family day
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Mozambique duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco; 0.75 l spirits; Perfume for personal use (opened). Valuable electronic devices must be declared.
Guns, drugs and diamonds. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Weapons, drugs, diamonds and antique cash coins. A permit is required for the export of some protected animal and plant species, while the export of other protected species is completely prohibited.
Embassy and Consulate of the Republic of Mozambique
Chemin Louis-Dunant 17, 2nd floor
+41 (0)22 570 24 00.
Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 (afternoon only by phone); Consular Dept.: 09.00-13.00.
Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique
(Also responsible for Austria.)
Honorary Consul General in Munich. Honorary consulates in Hamburg and Stuttgart.
+49 (0)30 39 87 65 00 1/2.
Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30; Consular Dept.: 09.30-15.00.
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mozambique
+43 (0)664 811 08 80.
In the hot season, safari suits or light tropical suits are worn for business meetings, otherwise jackets or summer suits or dresses are appropriate. There are hardly any interpreting and translation services in Maputo. January is the main holiday season in Mozambique, business travel is best avoided during this period. Business hours: Mon-Fri 07.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.30.
Câmara de Comércio de Mozambique, CP 1836, Rua Mateus Sansão Mutemba 452, MZ-Maputo. Tel: (01) 49 19 70.
Autodial Long Distance Service.
GSM 1800 and GSM 900. The transmission/reception range for mobile radio is limited to the capital Maputo and a few cities in the south. Network operator is mCel (Internet: www.mcel.co.mz).
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, Internet provider is Teledata (Internet: www.teledata.mz). There are two internet cafes in Maputo (one of them is on Avenida Julius Nyerere).
Postal service in the larger cities. Airmail shipments to Europe usually take 5-7 days to arrive, sometimes longer.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.