Overview

This is a very important border crossing between Mozambique and Zimbabwe that serves the Beira Corridor. It hosts a high volume of light vehicles, plenty of buses and trucks, and is a railway border as well.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Mozambique: Machipanda
Zimbabwe: Forbes

Province or District

Manica

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Manica, 20 km

Latitude

-19.005108

Longitude

32.713900

Managing Authority / Agency

 

Contact Person

 

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Beira

Distance 285 km

Truck Travel Time: 9’00’’

Car Travel time: 4’30’’

Nearest Port

Name

Distance 289 km

Truck Travel Time: 9’00’’

Car Travel time: 4’30’’

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets,

or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Beira

Distance 288 km

Truck Travel Time: 9’00’’

Car Travel time: 4’30’’

Other Information

Fuel is available.

There is a weighbridge on the way to Beira.

Hours of Operation

Mondays

06:00 – 18:00

Tuesdays

06:00 – 18:00

Wednesdays

06:00 – 18:00

Thursdays

06:00 – 18:00

Fridays

06:00 – 18:00

Saturdays

06:00 – 18:00

Sundays

06:00 – 18:00

National Holidays

06:00 – 18:00

Seasonal Constraints

 

 

Daily Capacity

The border post has good capacity and delays only occur during holiday season and long weekends.

Customs Clearance

Border & Vehicle Requirements:

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):

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