Mozambique Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is Portuguese (27%). Kiswahili, Makua, Nyanja and other Bantu languages ​​are also spoken.

Public Holidays

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

12/25/2022 Christmas


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.

Prohibited Imports

Guns, drugs and diamonds. More information is available from

Prohibited Exports

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.

Contact addresses

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.

Stromstrasse 47
+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
Schottenring 12/16
+43 (0)664 811 08 80.

Tue-Thu 9.30am-1.30pm.


Business etiquette

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.

Business contacts

Câmara de Comércio de Mozambique, CP 1836, Rua Mateus Sansão Mutemba 452, MZ-Maputo. Tel: (01) 49 19 70.



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

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:


According to, Internet provider is Teledata (Internet: There are two internet cafes in Maputo (one of them is on Avenida Julius Nyerere).

Post office

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: to request.

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