2.3.2 Mozambique Land Border Crossing of Goba


The border crossing between Mozambique and Eswatini serves both road and railway traffic. The process is normal. However, during the holiday period, there can be a large queue of vehicles waiting to get through the border. Usually no heavy traffic uses this border.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Goba border crossing

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Goba, 10 km (11 min)





Managing Authority / Agency


Contact Person



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport


Distance in 85.4 km

Truck Travel Time: 4’00’’

Car Travel time: 1’40’’

Nearest Port


Distance in 83.2 km

Truck Travel Time: 4’00’’

Car Travel time: 1’35’’

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets,

or with significant manufacturing or production capacity


Distance in 75.9 km

Truck Travel Time: 3’30’’

Car Travel time: 1’25’’

Other Information


Fuel available nearby

No weighbridges until Maputo

Hours of Operation


8:00 – 18:00


8:00 – 18:00


8:00 – 18:00


8:00 – 18:00


8:00 – 18:00


8:00 – 18:00


8:00 – 18:00

National Holidays

8:00 – 18:00

Seasonal Constraints



Daily Capacity

The border crossing process usually takes 15-20 min per vehicle giving a capacity of about 40-50 vehicles per day.

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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