Mozambican government sets US$50 price for tourist border visa

26 July 2017

The price of the tourist border visa has been set by the Mozambican government at US$50, according to statements from the country’s Interior Minister Basílio Monteiro, on Tuesday in Maputo, at the end of a Council of Ministers meeting.

The minister said the established price was “reasonable” and added that it is between US$3 and US$7 lower than the values practiced by other countries in southern Africa.

Monteiro also said that the number of border visas issued in the second quarter increased significantly on year, having reached a peak of 11,904.

The Mozambican government recently approved a decree on border visas as one of the actions that are part of introducing legislative reforms to ensure the improvement of the business environment through the simplification of procedures.

The tourism sector is one of the four priority areas set out by the government for the country’s development, the other three being agriculture, energy and infrastructure. (macauhub)