Local time is GMT +2.
Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The rounded three-pin plug is common, particularly near the border with South Africa and in Maputo. Two round- and flat-pin plugs are also found.
Portuguese is the official language, and there are 13 main national dialects spoken. English is taught in secondary schools, but is only spoken in the tourist regions.
Health regulations in Mozambique require visitors to have a yellow fever certificate if travelling from infected areas. Malaria is a risk throughout the year in the whole country, and prophylactics are recommended, as well as precautions against mosquitoes.
Tipping in Mozambique is not compulsory, although in tourist areas a tip of about 10 percent is expected.
Taking photographs of public buildings is prohibited by law. Identity documents should be carried at all times.
Travellers to Mozambique may enter the country with the following items and not incur customs duty: 200 cigarettes or 250g tobacco, perfume for personal use, and 750ml of spirits. Drugs are strictly prohibited and a permit is required for firearms and ammunition.