Disaster Relief volunteers take a group photo after arriving in Mozambique

Mozambique Arrival Procedures

Airport pickup, flights, and visas for your trip to Mozambique

We have all the information you need to know for your trip, from helping with visa queries to walking you through a placement induction on your first day in Mozambique. Our hassle-free approach means you can concentrate on what really matters, making a difference at your placement.

Arrival airport and pickup in Mozambique

Your arrival airport in Mozambique is Beira International Airport (BEW).

After Cyclone Idai, the airport is back up and running with flights arriving and departing daily. However, due to the use of the airport to bring in food and supplies for those affected by the flooding, the regular timetable may be affected slightly.

As you’re coming in to land, you’ll see how much the country has been affected by Cyclone Idai. As you disembark, you’ll also likely see a lot of aid and supplies being unloaded from arriving planes.

One of our staff members will wait at arrivals to meet you. They’ll have a Projects Abroad sign so you’ll spot them easily. Seeing a friendly face there to welcome you and take you to your accommodation will immediately put you at ease.

 You’ll be taken straight to your accommodation where you can settle in and unpack. If the roads are inaccessible due to heavy rainfall or other issues, then our staff will amend the plans or the route to the safest one possible.

Booking your flights with us to Mozambique

Projects Abroad has over 20 years of experience arranging flights for thousands of volunteers around the world. Searching for flights online can be a time-consuming, overwhelming, and frustrating process. Let us do the work for you!

We can help you book the best return flights, making sure you have the safest, most convenient, and cost-effective flight options, no matter how complex your travel plans. Find out more about booking your flights through us.

Visas requirements for your volunteer project in Mozambique

One of the perks of volunteering with us is the visa guidance we give you. We have a dedicated visa team who have up-to-date information on visa requirements for all of our destinations around the world. You can get in touch with us if you have any visa queries, big or small, and we will talk you through the process. Once you apply, you’ll also get a link to your own MyProjectsAbroad webpage, which will include all the necessary visa information.

Your induction and orientation in Mozambique

On your first full working day in Mozambique, you’ll have your country and project induction. Your Projects Abroad Coordinator will pick you up from your accommodation to show you around the surrounding areas. While travelling around, they’ll teach you more about Mozambique, its culture, its history, and the current situation at the time of your arrival.

You’ll be shown were you can buy snacks, medication, and anything else you may need while in the country. Due to the nature of the situation, these details may change but our staff will always be there to help and advise you.

During your induction, you’ll also receive an induction pack. This contains all the information you need, like a map of Beira with important places highlighted, and contact information for local Projects Abroad staff.

In preparation for your first day at your placement the following day, a staff member will show you the best route to and from your placement. If this requires any public transport then Projects Abroad will cover all necessary work-related transport costs.

Your first day at the Disaster Relief Project in Mozambique

On your first day at your placement, you’ll spend time getting a feel for the work you’ll be doing in the coming weeks. Your supervisor will show you around the site and you’ll get to see what work has already been started and completed. They’ll explain your role and give you guidance on any techniques that you need to know to complete the tasks at hand.

We’ve set aside the whole of your first day for learning to make sure you feel confident and comfortable. You’ll start your project work on your second day.

Support, safety, and backup

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.