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Mozambique customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Mozambique to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Mozambique make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Mozambique customs regulations.

Import regulations in Mozambique

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 19 cigarettes;
  • 1 cigar;
  • 25 grams of tobacco;
  • or a combination of the above goods weighing not more than 25 grams.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 litre of more than 30% alcohol volume.

Other Goods

  • Medicine for personal use must be accompanied by a health certificate if it contains anaesthetic or psychotropic properties.
  • Goods up to a value of MOP$5000.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Stimulants, hypnotics and tranquilizers.
  • Counterfeit goods and currency.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Live animals, including pets, may be subject to health quarantine, and require a permit from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Live plants are subject to the health and quarantine system.
  • Meat and meat products, dairy, and eggs require an import licence from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, and will be subject to the health and quarantine system.
  • Other food, such as vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, and sugar cane must be declared, and may be subject to quarantine to prove that it is suitable for human consumption.
  • Chemicals must be pre-approved by the Health Bureau.
  • Narcotic and psychotropic substances require a permit from the Health Bureau.
  • Radio receivers require an import permit from the Post Office.
  • Firearms and related weapons require permission issued by the Security Police Station.

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