Mozambique Cross-Border Information

Dialling Code (00258)
Contact Details
Mozambique Consulate General
+27 (011) 327-5704/ 5/ 7/ 9
Mozambique High Commission +27 (012) 401-0300
Mozambique Tourism
Tel: +2711 431 4067
Komati Border Post +258 2155 0010
Lebombo Border Post +27 (013) 793-7201
Lebombo Border Post Police +27 (013) 793-7311
SA Representative Tel: +0025821 492533
Visas Visas are not required by SA passport holders for tourism purposes for a stay of up to 30 days.

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel inquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.
Health Requirements
Compulsory Vaccinations Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)
Recommended Vaccinations Typhoid
Hepatitis A & B
Precautions Malaria risk
Documents Required
  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Temporary Import Permit for vehicle: Compulsory – approximately R15 payable in Meticals
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory
  • Red Warning Triangles: 2 triangles required (does not need to be displayed on car)
  • Reflective Jacket: If more than two people are travelling in the car, then two jackets will be required (to be used when changing a tyre, at an accident scene, or if loading)
  • Immigration Fees: R17.50 per person
  • Declaration Form for Vehicle: Cost is approximately R50
  • Yellow and Blue Mozambique Warning Triangle: Two stickers required if towing a trailer; one in the front of the vehicle (on the bumper) and one on the rear of the trailer
  • ZA Sticker:
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
  • Important Notes:
    • Never give your passport to anyone and avoid using locals to assist with border assistance
    • Look out for speed traps when travelling back to SA (5km before the Border Post on the downhill) it is a 60 km/h zone and you will be fined R300
    • Rand currency is acceptable in Mozambique
    • Carry copies of your passport and driver’s license
AA Club
Automobile & Touring Club of Mozambique
Address Eduardo Mondlane Avenue, 1938, Maputo
Tel +258 2132 6220
Currency Metical (MZM)