2.3.10 Mozambique Land Border Crossing of Nyamapanda


This border post between Mozambique and Zimbabwe is very busy with travellers coming from southern to central Africa. It is also crossed by numerous heavy vehicles transporting goods to/from Malawi to Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Mozambique: Cuchamano
Zimbabwe: Nyamapanda

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing






Managing Authority / Agency


Contact Person



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport


Distance 238 km

Truck Travel Time: 7’00’’

Car Travel time: 3’00’’

Nearest Port

Beira, Mozambique

Distance 543 km

Truck Travel Time: 12’00’’

Car Travel time: 8’00’’

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets,

or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Tete, Mozambique

Distance 145 km

Truck Travel Time: 4’00’’

Car Travel time: 2’00’’

Other Information


It is a busy border post on a busy road. Fuel is available and there are weighbridges on both sides of the border.

Hours of Operation


06:00 – 18:00


06:00 – 18:00


06:00 – 18:00


06:00 – 18:00


06:00 – 18:00


06:00 – 18:00


06:00 – 18:00

National Holidays

06:00 – 18:00

Seasonal Constraints



Daily Capacity

This is usually a reasonably fast border crossing, but delays do occur when the number of trucks crossing the border increase.

Customs Clearance

Border & Vehicle Requirements:

  • A valid passport with more than 6 months remaining until expiry date. Citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require visas, but all other nationalities require holiday visas (which can be obtained from the border) to get into Mozambique.
  • A valid driver's license for the driver.
  • Vehicle & boat registration documents.
  • Temporary import permits are compulsory for vehicles & must be filled in at the border.
  • A Compulsory Third-Party Liability insurance certificate (valid for 30 days from the date issued which can be obtained at the border) per vehicle & per towed application.
  • A "Declaration of entry of foreign currency" must be collected and completed at the customs desk if carrying over USD 5,000 in cash.
  • For vehicles longer than 6 meters, reflectors on the front and rear of your vehicle are required.
  • Each vehicle must have the 2 red reflective triangles & 2 reflective vests.
  • No drugs, firearms or explosive materials can be brought in Mozambique.

For more information on customs in Mozambique, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information 

Other Relevant Information

Border & Vehicle Costs (Prices are subject to change):

  • Third-party insurance (available at the border) is compulsory – USD 11 per vehicle and USD 6 per Trailer.
  • Temporary import permit for vehicles and any towed trailer – USD 0.75 each.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List


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