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IAN-UK Apr 5, 17 3:31 am


Originally Posted by Stewie Mac (Post 28131605)
Has been VOA for years...


Then please tell the FCO and Mozambique High Commission.

foreign-travel-advice/mozambique/entry-requirements

flyphilrun Apr 5, 17 3:40 am


Originally Posted by Stewie Mac (Post 28131605)
Has been VOA for years...

Errrr, No it hasn't.

Stewie Mac Apr 5, 17 4:07 am


Originally Posted by IAN-UK (Post 28131620)
Then please tell the FCO and Mozambique High Commission.

foreign-travel-advice/mozambique/entry-requirements


Originally Posted by flyphilrun (Post 28131630)
Errrr, No it hasn't.

I know that the FCO says you need a visa, but from multiple personal experiences, VoA has absolutely been available for years.

See various posts on this in the Africa, African Airlines and Oneworld fora (on account of MPM being a very cheap starting place for AONE/DONE tickets for a while).

danger Apr 5, 17 4:35 am

I believe VOA depends on your nationality and, moreso, whether or not your country has a Tanzanian Embassy. Australia does not, so I know Australians are eligible for VOA, although the Embassy in Japan (which covers Australia) strongly recommends sending your passport to them in advance.

IAN-UK Apr 5, 17 4:53 am

Pretty sure you mean Mozambique embassy (or high commission). Their website indicates SADC states have visa-free access, others get VOA, while the rest need visas.

I guess the crunch is what TIMATIC says, the airline will rely on that to accept you for the flight.

Stewie Mac Apr 5, 17 5:09 am


Originally Posted by IAN-UK (Post 28131744)
Pretty sure you mean Mozambique embassy (or high commission). Their website indicates SADC states have visa-free access, others get VOA, while the rest need visas.

I guess the crunch is what TIMATIC says, the airline will rely on that to accept you for the flight.

and this is what TIMATIC says (for a UK passport holder)


Originally Posted by Timatic
Passengers with a British passport can obtain a visa on arrival at Beira (BEW), Nampula (APL), Maputo (MPM), Pemba (POL), Tete (TET) and Vilankulo (VNX) for a maximum stay of 30 days if they have a return/onward ticket, sufficient funds to support their stay and proof of purpose of visit. They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 30 days.


IAN-UK Apr 5, 17 5:33 am


Originally Posted by Stewie Mac (Post 28131782)
and this is what TIMATIC says (for a UK passport holder)

^^^

I'm on my mobile, so couldn't look it up. well, I could: but what a faff :D

johnnywho Apr 5, 17 7:47 am


Originally Posted by IAN-UK (Post 28131744)
Pretty sure you mean Mozambique embassy (or high commission). Their website indicates SADC states have visa-free access, others get VOA, while the rest need visas.

SADC stands for Southern African Development Community (SADC)

I just wanted to share this with the the rest of the ignorant guys around here, I had never ever heard of it myself and I guess it does not affect very many flyertalkers flying in from Europe.

nldogbert Apr 5, 17 9:23 am

Hi,

Tried to book this yesterday via Worldairfares.co.uk (travelcenter.co.uk) OTA, it went through ok, but since they don't have an automated ticketing system, they send these request to be ticketed manually.

Got a call today that the airline wanted to collect an additional 200 GBP, which I said now (jacks the price up to around 900 Euro).

Will try if I can still find the ~750Euro fare and book on another OTA.

Cheers!

MightyTravels Apr 5, 17 9:39 am

Mozambique visa policy is a bit of a basket case. Apparently VOA was always available but was meant as 'last resort' if your country had a Mozambique embassy. The last couple of years it had been really enforced that you needed to apply in advance at an embassy, especially for Americans. This has now changed for most nationalities and VOA is the 'official policy'.

http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-n...urists-8473344

So far I have never been turned down for a visa/VOA in Africa. Nobody has ever checked my passport for a valid visa before a flight to/inside Africa either. The VOA seems to be always an option if you are patient and bring enough $$$.

johnnywho Apr 5, 17 9:59 am


Originally Posted by nldogbert (Post 28132804)
Hi,

Tried to book this yesterday via Worldairfares.co.uk (travelcenter.co.uk) OTA, it went through ok, but since they don't have an automated ticketing system, they send these request to be ticketed manually.

Got a call today that the airline wanted to collect an additional 200 GBP, which I said now (jacks the price up to around 900 Euro).

Will try if I can still find the ~750Euro fare and book on another OTA.

Cheers!

I read some reviews about this particular OTA. This seems to be their standard procedure. Quite a few people wrote that the OTA called them and asked them for additional money. Expect to pay around 860 if you go with a decent OTA like Expedia.

johnnywho Apr 5, 17 10:03 am


Originally Posted by MightyTravels (Post 28132878)
Mozambique visa policy is a bit of a basket case. Apparently VOA was always available but was meant as 'last resort' if your country had a Mozambique embassy. The last couple of years it had been really enforced that you needed to apply in advance at an embassy, especially for Americans. This has now changed for 44 nationalities and VOA is the 'official policy'.

http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-n...urists-8473344

So far I have never been turned down for a visa/VOA in Africa. Nobody has ever checked my passport for a valid visa before a flight to/inside Africa either. The VOA seems to be always an option if you are patient and bring enough $$$.

Thanks for the info, it really is confusing. I just wanted to point out that your article is referring to 44 border posts, not 44 nationalities.

MightyTravels Apr 5, 17 10:21 am


Originally Posted by johnnywho (Post 28133019)
Thanks for the info, it really is confusing. I just wanted to point out that your article is referring to 44 border posts, not 44 nationalities.

Changed that.

Stewie Mac Apr 5, 17 10:40 am


Originally Posted by MightyTravels (Post 28132878)

So far I have never been turned down for a visa/VOA in Africa. Nobody has ever checked my passport for a valid visa before a flight to/inside Africa either. The VOA seems to be always an option if you are patient and bring enough $$$.

There are very many countries in Africa that have no VOA option, and where airlines most certainly do check for a valid visa before travel. Please don't post such sweeping generalisations without at least some modicum of caveat, such as 'but I've never been to Angola/DRC/Nigeria/Cameroon so it might be different there'.

Moz is an easy one...

skunker Apr 5, 17 10:45 am

I just got a VOA at MPM on April 1 on a US passport. All official online sources say a VOA for most countries is not possible, but the actual experiences prove that is incorrect. Other passengers receiving a VOA at the same time as me were from Germany and Denmark.

See this thread for more information: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/onewo...m-transit.html


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