Dear valued partners and friends travellers,
We all share the impact of the global outbreak of COVID-19 and hope that the worldwide spread of the disease can very soon be brought under control.
On August 5th, President Filipe Nyusi decreed a state of disaster for an illimited period. The state of disaster follows 5 months of state of emergency level 3 initialy implemented on March 30th, because of the Covid-19 crisis. Despite maintaining some restrictions, Nyusi announced the recovery of both economic & leisure activities. Mozambican residents are now free to travel overseas.
𝗠𝗢𝗭𝗔𝗠𝗕𝗜𝗤𝗨𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗔 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗥𝗘-𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗠
We are delighted that the borders are slowly opening up again after a long 6 months. The Civil Aviation Institute of Mozambique (IACM) announced this week the resumption of international tourism for six countries: Portugal, Turkey, Qatar, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa. Visas are being issued again and also Mozambican embassies have started taking applications for tourist visas. Online electronic visas will be available soon.
Airlink will resume flights between Johannesburg and Vilanculos on November 10th.
Currently flying to Maputo are : Ethiopian Airlines, Keynian Airways, TAP, LAM.
South Africa opens borders (International airports of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, but also our local border Komatipoort) from the 1st of October. Arrivals will need to bring a negative COVID-19 test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure. There is a ten days quarantine.
Covid situation in Mozambique
Currently, Mozambique’s Covid-19 statistics are: 11.559 confirmed cases, of whom 9.226 have made a complete recovery, and 2.252 are active cases. Eighty one Covid-19 patients have died included four from unrelated causes.
The 2.252 active cases in Mozambique are mostly in the in the city of Maputo with 1.242 cases and 297 in Maputo province.
As for the rest of the provinces, there are 156 active cases in Nampula, 129 in Cabo Delgado, 21 in Manica, 72 in Tete, 3 in Inhambane, 39 in Niassa, 40 in Sofala, 171 in Zambezia and 12 in Gaza.
In response to the COVID-19 disease, we have updated our our cancellation policy in an attempt to protect both travellers and partners and have relaxed our terms and conditions for guests who are considering postponement:
Cancellation and booking policies
For guests confirmed to travel between October 1st and December 31st 2020:
- Accommodation may be rebooked without any penalties
- If there is a change in seasonality then the clients will have to pay the applicable rates
For any new bookings confirmed for travel between October 1st and December 31st 2020:
Given the exceptional circumstances we currently face, we are offering extra flexibility and support for all new bookings
- Bookings may be held until 14 days prior to arrival with no cancellation penalties should guests wish to release the space
- Full payment will be required 14 days prior to arrival
Should clients wish to cancel their booking, cancellation fees as per our cancellation policy will apply and need to be settled as per payment terms. However, if the clients wish to re-book their holiday, the amount paid will be regarded as a non-refundable deposit for this future booking.
We realise we may need to reassess our policies and will continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19. We will keep you updated should there be any further adjustments to our terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to make changes to the new terms and conditions at any time and will send out notifications.
Once Covid-19 has been contained we will revert back to our original terms and conditions for bookings.
We will of course keep you updated of any change in the current situation
Please rely only on trusted official sources for your information, such as the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), SATSA and Tourism Update.
Keep well and safe!
Very best from sunny Mozambique