On the 11th of September 2020, the Mozambican Civil Aviation Authority released an aeronautical information notice with the most recent decisions regarding the COVID-19 flight limitations.
With the entering into force of the Situation of Public Calamity, as well as the red alert status for all the Mozambican territory, the authorities decided to make some decisions in order to safeguard human lives and public health, assuring safety in the aviation sector.
The measures foreseen in this notice applies to all the air carriers, national and international, as well as to the airports of:
- Pemba and Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado Province;
- Lichinga, Niassa Province;
- Nampula and Nacala, Nampula Province;
- Quelimane, Zambézia Province;
- Chingodzi, Tete Province;
- Chimoio, Manica Province;
- Beira, Sofala Province;
- Inhambane and Vilanculos, Inhambane Province;
- Maputo, City of Maputo.
The flights from the following countries will be resumed, with the possibility of performing 2 flights per week:
- South Africa.
Notwithstanding, passenger or cargo flights, State flights, technical landings, humanitarian flights, medical evacuation operations, repatriation flights, and United Nation flights are subject to previous clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority and the diplomatic missions.
The air carriers of countries not listed above may manifest the intention of flying to Mozambique through the proper diplomatic channels.
All passengers arriving from international flights are required to mandatory quarantine, as well as a negative PCR test in the 72 hours before the flight.
Article by Duarte Marques da Cruz
Duarte Marques da Cruz is partner of the Portuguese law firm MC&A, specialized in international business advisory, with a special focus in Lusophone markets. With extensive experience in the Energy sector (Renewables and Oil & Gas) and in International Taxation, he has supported international companies in major upstream, midstream transactions and projects, including in implementing, exploration and development programs. Duarte has also supported international clients in other areas of practice, namely, Mining, Transport & Logistics, Regulatory Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions in Mozambique, Angola and Portugal.