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 October 30th 2020, President Filipe Nyusi announced the resumption of tourism visa issuing and the end of the need for quarantine for people entering the country with a negative coronavirus test.
“The issuance of tourism visas is resumed, and travellers who present a negative test produced 72 hours prior to entering the country are exempt from the quarantine regime,” President Nyusi said in an address to the nation from the Presidency of the Republic in Maputo yesterday evening.
In addition to resuming the issuance of tourism visas, Filipe Nyusi announced that the Covid-19 test is required to leave and then return to the country (multiple entries visa).
Despite this easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Mozambique nonetheless remains in a state of “public calamity”.
Children up to 5 years old will not be required to present a Covid-19 test when entering Mozambique, the President added.
𝗠𝗢𝗭𝗔𝗠𝗕𝗜𝗤𝗨𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗔 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡 TO INTERNATIONAL 𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗠
Airlink fly daily between Johannesburg and Vilanculos. And starting in July, twice a week from Kruger to Vilanculos.
Currently airlines flying to Maputo are : Ethiopian Airlines, Keynian Airways, TAP, LAM and Airlink. Air France has started operating via Johannesburg on June 22nd.
COVID SITUATION IN MOZAMBIQUE
Currently, Mozambique’s Covid-19 statistics are: 113.426 confirmed cases, of whom 86,079 have made a complete recovery, and 26.003 are active cases. 1.341 Covid-19 patients have died including 9 from unrelated causes.
The 26.003 active Covid cases in Mozambique are geographicaly distributed as follows: 16.513 cases in the in the city of Maputo and 4.075 in Maputo province. As for the rest of the provinces, there are 254 active cases in Nampula, 46 in Cabo Delgado, 759 in Manica, 457 in Tete, 1.588 in Inhambane, 898 in Niassa, 756 in Sofala, 211 in Zambezia and 446 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 July 1st and August 30th 2021:
- 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 July 1st and August 30th 2021:
Given the exceptional circumstances we currently face, we are offering extra flexibility and support for all new bookings
- Bookings may be held until 30 days prior to arrival with no cancellation penalties should guests wish to release the space
- Full payment will be required 30 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