Is Mozambique safe for expats?


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By lindadebbie70 - Posted on
24 April 2016

Hi everyone, 

I am interested in moving to Mozambique but I have a few concerns so I'd like information from those who have experienced life in the country.

What are the safety issues? Which city is best to live and work in?

Thanks

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Hi Lindadebbie70,

As with almost anywhere expats need to exercise caution when moving to a new place. Petty crime can be an issue, especially in Maputo which is where most expats live. Be careful not to draw too much attention to yourself and avoid walking alone at night.

For more information about common safety concerns read our Safety in Mozambique page.

When it comes to which city to live in it depends on your preferences as well as your field of work. What type of work are you hoping to do in Mozambique?

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Maptuo is generally safer than somewhere like nearby Johanessburg but you still have to take lots of precautions. Home invasions, and petty theft are very common. Staying in the suburbs will indeed put a target on your back. Best not to be seen with laptops, or modern phones as that will increase the target.

Most short visits are indeed trouble free - but most expats who stay for a few months/years will have been a victim on at least one occasion.

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Thanks alot for the information, am very happy to hear this....am still hope to hear more information...Maputo is possible to find job and living comfortable... ??

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Hi Lindadebbie70,

What type of work will you be looking for in Mozambique? In which field are you qualified?

Read our guide for more information on working in Mozambique.

Regards,
Cayley
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