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MASW 2020
Travel Information


Some international airlines such as Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, South African, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and TAP Portugal fly directly to Maputo. When flying via Nairobi or Addis Abbaba, you must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate when entering Mozambique, even though you spent only an hour or two at these airports. For more, please see health information.


Many international airlines offer flights to and from Johannesburg. From Johannesburg flights are offered to Maputo by LAM (Linhas Aèreas de Mozambique) or South African Airways (a member of Star Alliance). The early morning LAM flight from Johannesburg leaves at 8:20 hrs. and reaches Maputo at 9:30 hrs. The South African Airways flight is about one hour later (09:45 - 10:45 hrs.).

After the long flight from Europe or the US, it may be advisable to spend one night in a hotel at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, for example in the Southern Sun Hotel or the Garden Court Hotel. Both of them are easily reached within minutes from the airport by complimentary shuttle (departure from the bus terminal behind the Intercontinental Hotel). There are other hotels at or near the airport and our local travel agency, Terra Agua Ceu, can help you book one of these.


Macaneta is about 26 km from Maputo International Airport. A taxi will be approx.    2000 MZN (about 33 US$).

We will organize airport transfer from Maputo International Airport to Macaneta, leaving about 1 hour after the arrival of international flights at the airport (to allow enough time for visa application, passport control etc.). The approximate departure times of our airport shuttle will be published on this page. There will be a fee (approx. 25 US$ for one way) to be paid by passengers.


It is at least an 8-10-hour trip from Johannesburg to Maputo and Marracuene/ Macaneta. The road from Johannesburg to Maputo is in good condition, but quite busy. The last 6 km of road from the main road (EN 1) in Marracuene to Macaneta are under reconstruction and it is not certain whether this will be completed by the time of the conference. Under all circumstances, avoid driving at night!


Residents of all countries except SADC (South African Development Cooperation) member states and Argentina will need a visa to enter Mozambique. Visa can be obtained from the Mozambican Embassy in your home country (~120 - 160 US$); allow at least two and better four weeks for the procedure, but do not apply for the visa earlier than this. If you decide to employ a commercial visa service, the costs can be substantially higher.

If there is no Mozambican Embassy in your country, you can also obtain the visa at the port of entry (~50 - 100 US$). (Even if there is a Mozambican Embassy in your country, you can obtain visa at the port of entry according to new regulations, which however do not seem to be known by all immigration officers yet...).

We will send Letters of Invitation to all registered participants; these are needed for the visa application.

Links to Mozambican Embassies in some countries:
France: Paris
Germany: Berlin
Germany: Hamburg
UK: London
USA: Washington, DC
USA: New York, Mozambique High Commission at the United Nations

If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please send an email to