Conference delegates should contact the Mozambique Embassy in your country of residence six to eight weeks prior to travelling to determine if it is necessary for you to apply for a visa in advance.
If there is no Mozambique Embassy in your country of residence, delegates should travel with the invitation letter, in order to get the single entry border visa at Maputo Airport at a total cost of $25.
When you arrive at Maputo airport, there are three queues for Immigration. If you do not already have a visa, please join the middle queue and hand the official your passport, visa fee of $25 and invitation letter. Depending on the number of people waiting for visas to be processed at the airport, there can be a delay of up to 45 minutes.
While your visa is being processed you can collect your luggage, but please remember not to leave the luggage area prior to receiving your passport back from Immigration.
If you already have secured a visa prior to arriving in Mozambique, please join the queue for non-nationals.
It is advised that you carry certified copies of your passport and all travel documents, and always have either your passport or these copies with you.
The IST-Africa 2007 Organising Committee can only issue Letters of Invitation for visa purposes to delegates after payment for their conference registration has been received.
Conference delegates travelling to Africa for the first time are recommended to have up to date Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines.
Conference delegates travelling to Mozambique for the first time are recommended to bring malaria tablets with you. Whatever tablets you use, remember to complete the course as directed after leaving the malaria area. It is a good idea to check with your personal physican or travel health clinic four to six weeks prior to travelling, outlining where in Mozambique you intend to visit.