2022 Covid Blog: Mozambique

COVID Travel Requirements: Mozambique

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: N/A
  • Other Requirements:  The South African Government no longer accepts the CDC COVID vaccination “white card” as proof of vaccination. All builders must have a digital QR code that shows evidence of being fully vaccinated. Your digital vaccination app will vary based on your state of residence. Contact your vaccination provider or local health department to find the best way to get this digital QR code. This code MUST be PRINTED in order to cross the border into Mozambique. Do this ASAP in order to avoid problems beforehand. 
  • Testing in Country:  Before returning to the US, you’ll take a PCR test ($65 USD). This test needs to be paid for in advance in your Builder Portal.

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing and regulations before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly when to take your COVID test before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure you don’t get COVID before entering the country. 

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No. Since you will be traveling to South Africa for your first weekend sightseeing, you will not need to take a COVID test beforehand. South Africa’s travel restrictions allow for vaccinated persons to show their vaccine card as an entry requirement.

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

 

To return to the US, a PCR test ($65 USD) is required. This will happen with your HXP group around 24 hours before departing Mozambique.

This test must be paid for before you leave for your trip. You can do this on your Builder Portal, under the “Pay for Your Trip” tab.

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. 

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Are there any other COVID requirements?

Masks are required in all public spaces. 


The South African Government no longer accepts the CDC COVID vaccination “white card” as proof of vaccination. All builders must have a digital QR code that shows evidence of being fully vaccinated. Your digital vaccination app will vary based on your state of residence. Contact your vaccination provider or local health department to find the best way to get this digital QR code. Do this ASAP in order to avoid problems beforehand. 

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it seems like a lot to figure out, but there really are a lot of good testing options available this year. If you take the time now to make a plan for your COVID-19 tests, everything will run smoothly, and we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love,

Your HXP Team