Mozambique announces visa exemption for 28 countries for tourism and business as Council of Ministers approve decree today.
The exemption applies to visitors holding ordinary passports and allows for a 30-day stay, renewable to an additional 60 days. The model adopted by the Mozambican government is similar to the US visa waiver program in the sense that it requires travelers to register on a platform for pre-screening at least 48 hours before traveling and to pay a processing fee of MZN650 (+/- £8,50).
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The list approved today includes the following countries:
- Ivory Coast
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
The visa exemption announcement follows the launch of a platform last December that allowed prospective visitors to apply for an electronic pre-authorization to travel into the country. Mozambique announces visa exemption for 28 countries after the introduction of the Mozambican e-Visa which reportedly has seen an increase of over 30% in the volume of travelers entering the country compared to the same period in the previous year. The eVisa platform commits the country to respond to applications within 5 days, but general feedback places an average response at 24 hours and the few issues reported are usually created by users not uploading the required documentation.
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As Mozambique announces visa exemption for 28 countries, it advances measure 13 (which proposes changes for the Visa regime) of the Economic Acceleration Measures Package (PAE) announced by President Nyusi on August 2022 containing 20 reform measures aimed to deliver a path for a more competitive and more accessible country to visitors and investors alike. The stimulus package implementation is coordinated by a delivery unit created for the effect under the country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.