Flying in Mozambique

Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority

Physical Address:

Parque Dos Continuadores, AV Mao Tse, Tung 217

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 1094, Maputo, Mozambique

Telephone number:

+258 1 490524


There is a Memorandum of Understanding between the Aero Club of South Africa and the Aero Club in Mozambique entered into on the 6th of April 2011 to popularize, co-ordinate and administer sports aviation through all of the various disciplines practiced by our members.  

Please follow the link to read the complete Memorandum of Understanding.

AeCSA MOU with Aero Club Mozambique



VISA: South African passport holders do not require a visa to visit Mozambique for up to 30-days. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 30 days after the intended return date with two clean pages in the passport.

VACCINATIONS: WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Botswana: Hepatitis A and B; typhoid; yellow fever; meningitis; polio; measles; mumps; and rubella (MMR); Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis); chickenpox; and C19.

PERMITS: For overflight and landing permits contact Alves Gomes Email address: and

The application needs to contain the following information:

  • Aircraft Registration and Colour;
  • Name and Pilots Licence;
  • Number of Passengers;
  • Insurance Information;
  • Type of radio Licence;
  • Date and Port of Entry as well as date of Departure.

ZU-registered aircraft are allowed as long as all aircraft documents are up to date. Check all the expiry dates like your AFT before you leave.

Make a copy of the front and back of your card type pilots licence and take the printed portal information with you showing the dates of your medical etc.

PORTS OF ENTRY: Mozambique have 5 International airports. Beira International airport, Maputo International Airport, Valunculos, Fillipe Jacinto Nyusi (Xai-Xai), Nampula.

Mozambique offers idyllic tropical islands, ancient monuments, botanical gardens, renaissance beauty and the interesting Money Museum.

Cabotage is a big problem in Mozambique.

It is advised that you fly to the bigger airports and avoid the smaller strips and airfields. When you fly to the smaller airfields the CAA and local companies may think that you are doing illegal charter flights and that will land you in very deep water.

Mozambique is a tropical paradise right on our doorstep.

Mozambique does not want aircraft entering the country to fly from one point to another and then exit, for example from Maputo to Vilanculos and exit the country. You need to fly Maputo to Vilanculos, return to Maputo and then exit the country. There are many highly restricted airspaces in Mozambique. Be careful.

Ibo Island, Mozambique

Ibo Island located on the northern Mozambique coastline as part of the Quirimbas Archipelago. Of the string of 12 main and 20 smaller islands, Ibo is the most accessible. On the surrounding atolls you will find the most exclusive, romantic lodges providing superb diving opportunities and mythical beaches.

FUEL: The table below shows the supplier and contact details at each of the major airports, courtesy of Aviation Direct

BeiraAVGAS/JETA1 – AIR BP Tel +258 23302048 Cell: +082 302486 Hours: Mon – Sun 06:00-22:00 CASH: US$, SAR PNR for non-scheduled flights. CHECK AVIALABILITY OF AVGAS
Maputo InternationalAVGAS/JETA1- AIR BP Tel: +258 82 302487 Hours: 24 CASH: US$ or ZAR
NampulaAVGAS/JETA1 – Air BP Tel: +258 2621816 Cell: +258 26 216204 Hours: 07:00 – 18:00 CASH: US$ or ZAR
Ilankulo (Vilanculos)AVGAS/JETA1 – AIR BP Tel:  +258 293 82276/79 Hours: 07:30 – 17:30 CASH: US$ or ZAR 24 HRS PRIOR NOTIFICATION FOR NON-SCHEDULED FLIGHTS.

Always phone before to ascertain if there is fuel available. Plan your flight according to fuel availability.

Oil: Check with the airport supplier for availability or else carry your preferred oil with you for the flight.

Macuti Beach, Mozambique

In Beira is Macuti beach with a bizarre scene. Right in front of the remains of the abandoned red and white light house, lies a shipwreck on the sand.

During low tide you can walk right through the wreckage.

The Macuti, a sea-going tug was regarded as so significant that it was featured on a postage stamp. In 1985 was intentionally run aground directly in front of the lighthouse. It serves a as a breakwater. Early morning or late afternoon, the place has an otherworldly air.


SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: Always maintain proper situational awareness of other aircraft, air spaces and terrain.

PREPARATION: A little bit of time spent before the flight, doing good research of frequencies and procedures will save you a lot of time and embarrassment.

As the holder of a SACAA pilots’ licence and associate privileges you are still bound by the SACATS and CARs over and above the rules and regulations of the country you are operating your South African registered aircraft in.  Whichever regulation is the most restrictive applies.

FLIGHT PLANS: The permit number must be indicated in field 18 of your flight plan

AIRMANSHIP: Always be courteous. We share the same skies.

Information provided by Executive Clearance and Aviation Consultants