Mozambique Duty Free Custom & Import Restrictions

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Mozambique Duty Free Custom & Import Restrictions

Useful and important information when travelling to Mozambique

Each visitor has allowances to import the following duty free items / goods:

Duty Free Allowances

Product: Quantity:
Alcoholic Drinks / Beverages:
(for persons over the age of 18)
  • 1 litre of spirits per person and
  • 2.25 litres of wine per person
  • Note: Beer is NOT allowed to be imported into Mozambique
(for persons over the age of 18)
  • 200 cigarettes or
  • 100 cigarillos or
  • 50 cigars or
  • 250 grams of tobacco
Other Allowed Goods:
  • *50ml of perfume and 250ml of Eau de Toilette (this excludes deodorants / aerosols)
  • *Opened Bottle(s): An indication that they are for personal use
Meat, Groceries & Other Goods:
  • Up to the value of 5000Mt per person (including children).
  • Travelling to Mozambique through Swaziland: Swaziland does have restrictions on vegetables, fruits, plants, dairy products and meat however border officials may waive frozen meat and / or vacuum packed meat. Otherwise there is plenty of grocery stores in Swaziland to buy fresh produce and meat.
Declaration of Electronics & Other Items:
  • Video / digital cameras, camera lenses and accessories alike
  • Laptops, PCs, PC equipment, iPads, tablets and accessories alike
  • Generators / compressors
  • Portable vehicle fridges / freezers
  • HiFi's, music equipment and accessories alike
  • GPS devices
  • Camping equipment
  • Recreational items such as boats, quad bikes, motorcycles, bicycles, jet skis, kayaks / canoes, fishing equipment
  • DStv decoder, portable DVD player

*Items as such should be declared and written down on form papers provided by border officials


If you are entering Mozambique with $US 5000 or more, a "Declaration of entry of foreign currency" must be collected and completed at the customs desk.

Visitors who exceed the duty free allowance limits above must declare those items to customs where they will be charged at applicable rates by representatives of customs.


Due to outbreaks of animal diseases from time to time in different countries, the import of any meat may be prohibited or confiscated at the border. If you are planning to bring meat or any meat product(s) over the border, then please contact authorities directly to confirm and to avoid inconvenience.

Prohibited or Restricted Goods:

The following goods are prohibited from importing unless you have a license or a certified permit to do so:

  • Any weapon such as firearms, ammunition or explosives.
  • Narcotics, habit forming drugs and related substances in any form.
  • Beer
  • Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software.

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