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Health Alert: Mozambique, New Mitigation Measures to Combat COVID-19

Travel Alert - U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (14 January 2021)

Location: Mozambique

Event: On January 13, President Nyusi announced new mitigation measures to combat COVID-19, effective from January 15 for 21 days.

Some of the measures include:

· All incoming travelers must present a negative test for COVID-19

· All persons displaying respiratory symptoms or fever must stay home

· Restaurants and similar venues will observe the following schedule: Monday to Friday from 0600 to 2000, Saturday and Sunday from 0600 to 1500

· Commercial establishments must close at 1800

· Discos, bars and stalls selling alcoholic beverages will remain closed

· The sale of alcoholic beverages by bottle stores, greengrocers or supermarkets is only allowed between 0800 and 1300 from Monday to Saturday.

· Cultural and recreational activities in cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, cultural centers and catering establishments are suspended

· Gyms, swimming pools and other sports venues dedicated to the practice of physical exercises will remain closed

· The beaches are closed for purposes of physical and leisure activities; however, this restriction does not apply to sidewalks, pedestrian zones and boardwalks adjacent to beaches

· Private events are limited to 30 people (50 if outdoors), physical distancing of 2 meters between people must be observed, and events must be finished by 2000

· Worship services, conferences and other types of meetings must be limited to 50 people

· Expired official documents are valid until May 30, 2021 (U.S. citizens are advised to check the Boletim da Republica when it is released to confirm this date)

· Teleworking is recommended, in particular for people at higher risk


Actions to Take: · Visit the Embassy COVID-19 page. · Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for Mozambique.

· Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

· Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.


Assistance:

· U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

mz.usembassy.gov

MaputoUSCitizens@state.gov

For Emergencies: +258-855-911-911

· State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · Mozambique Country Information · Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and updates · Follow us on Facebook and Twitte

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