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Travel Alert: Mozambique, U.S. Embassy Coordinating Evacuation Flight in Response to COVID-19

Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (March 23, 2020)

Location:  Mozambique  


Event: In response to the increasingly limited commercial options for departing Mozambique due to the global impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy is coordinating a flight with a commercial airline to depart Mozambique on March 30, 2020 to a destination on the east coast of the United States.


A limited number of seats will be available to private U.S. citizens.


Actions to Take:

  • If you are planning on returning to the United States but have been unable to obtain space on a commercial flight, please contact MaputoUSCitizens@state.gov with the names of your immediate family members who are traveling.  Please provide contact information including phone and e-mail. 

  • On the evening of March 25, 2020, the Embassy will learn how many seats are available on the flight and will contact the corresponding number of U.S. citizens and their immediate families in the order they appear on the list. 
  • If you are contacted, you will have 24 hours to contact the airline and pay for your seats.
  • The Embassy will continue this process of contacting those on the list until all seats are sold out. 
  • Ensure that your travel documents are valid.  If you need to arrange an emergency passport or notarial service, please schedule an appointment.
  • In the meantime, please continue to attempt departing Mozambique on one of the remaining commercial options. 





U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Kenneth Kaunda 193

Maputo, Mozambique
+258 21 49 2797
+258 21 49 0723 (after hours)



U.S State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 / 202-501-4444


Mozambique COVID-19 Information: https://mz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/


Mozambique Country Information: travel.state.gov


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