bordercrossing and visa
simones created the topic: bordercrossing and visa12 years 1 month ago
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am enjoying your incredibly useful website very much!
i was in mozz in 2001 and completely fell in love with the place. i wanted to get to the north, but first fell ill and then caught rabies... so i only managed to see the south... this time i'm determined to make it to ilha de mocambique and pemba!
so i am flying into jo'burg beginning of august and plan to proceed immediately to maputo by bus. i would like avoiding hanging around in jo'burg or nelspruit waiting for a visa (i arrive on friday evening), so is it possible to get a tourist visa at the border (am belgian, EU national)? nobody seems to be able to give me an updated answer, and the consul general here in sydney doesn't have a clue???
alsom when i get to maputo i wanna catch a plane to pemba/nampula. is it best to make a reservation (saw your post on lisboa LAM office) or can i just show up and try my luck for a good deal then? which would be the cheapest option?
mozman replied the topic: bordercrossing and visa12 years 1 month ago
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Rabies! Hey I hope that you did't bite anyone.
The good news is that you can definately get your visa at the border for ZAR170 (or is ZAR185 now?), and it should take around 15 minutes as most folk using this border are South Africans who no longer need visas for Moz. You will need only your passport, not copies or photos will be necessary, although these are still reguired if applying at a Moz embassy or consulate.
Regarding getting a booking on LAM or Air Corridor (or a combo of the two) I would go in person to the booking office in Maputo and do the whole deal there. LAM Maputo: Central de Reservas:
Note that the Air Corridor's website www.flyaircorridor.com has disappeared but try phoning maputo + (258 21) 31 1580, and speak to Tania when in town.
Not sure what would be the cheapest option - depends on how long you will be up in Pemba.
simones replied the topic: bordercrossing and visa12 years 1 month ago
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thanks for the swift, very helpful and positive reply!
i'll take my chances and just go to the border then. Will be quite tight schedule: arrive joburg friday evening, bus on saturday morning, visa at the border... having traveled africa quite a bit, i oughta know it'll never work hahaha!
about the rabies: i caught it in the inhambane region... took 11 injections to get rid of it... the upside was that after going through a low, i appreciated the highs of the country so much more. a grand cliche, but very very true...