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Looking out to sea from an idyllic sun bed on the paradise island of Benguerra Island off Mozambique coast

Travelling to Mozambique?

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Gear up for your Mozambique adventure and buy Mozambican meticais from Manor FX today. 

Our exceptional Mozambican metical exchange rate means you’ll receive more MZN for your trip. We ensure secure delivery of your Mozambican metical banknotes to your home or workplace.

Alternatively, collect them from our bureau near Heathrow. Manor FX offers swift delivery and an easy online ordering process for your Mozambican metical travel money.

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Ready to discover Mozambique? This Southeast African gem is renowned for its stunning beaches, rich cultural heritage, and the breathtaking Bazaruto Archipelago.

Here’s what you need to know about cash and card payments in Mozambique.

Can I buy Mozambican metical in the UK?

Yes. But the metical isn’t typically held by banks or the post office.

Specialist bureau de changes like us stock Mozambican metical. So you’re already in the right place for the best exchange rates for your Mozambican travel money – right here!

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Streets of Maputo from above. Capital city of Mozambique, Africa

Where can you get Mozambican metical?

Online exchange services offer a convenient way to get your travel money. Platforms like ours let you exchange pound to Mozambican metical online for delivery to your home.

If you’re booking through a travel agent, they might also offer currency exchange as part of their package.

Comparing exchange rates and considering fees or commissions is important to ensure you get the best value.

Should I exchange money before travelling to Mozambique?

Yes. Exchanging money beforehand is advisable. It ensures you have local currency for initial expenses like taxis and snacks. Having cash is especially important outside major tourist areas. Plus, it’s one less thing to worry about upon arrival.

What Is the best currency to take to Mozambique?

The Mozambican metical (MZN) is the most widely accepted currency. Using local currency simplifies transactions and avoids exchange rate concerns.

You can also carry some US Dollars, especially for more significant expenses or in popular tourist spots. For USD, newer bills in smaller denominations are preferred.

A mix of MZN and a little USD is a smart approach – MZN for daily expenses and USD for bigger payments or emergencies.

A clown fish swimming in the safety of it's anemone home, in Mozambique

Can you use USD in Mozambique?

Yes, USD is accepted in some tourist areas and for significant expenses. Carry smaller, newer bills for ease of use.

Can I use euros in Mozambique?

Euros aren’t an officially accepted currency for most transactions. However, there are some instances where you might be able to use it:

  • Tourist areas. In some popular tourist destinations, larger hotels or resorts may accept euros, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Currency exchange. You can exchange euros for Mozambican metical at currency exchange bureaus, banks, or possibly at some hotels.
  • Higher prices. If a place does accept euros, the exchange rate offered may not be as favourable as what you’d get at a currency exchange bureau. This means you could end up paying more.
  • Limited acceptance. Smaller establishments, local markets, and transport services will likely only accept Mozambican metical.

Exchange some of your euros for Mozambican metical upon arrival in Mozambique. This ensures you can easily pay for goods and services throughout your stay. Especially in non-tourist areas or smaller transactions.

Do you need cash in Mozambique?

Cash is essential, especially outside the main cities. You’ll need it for most transactions, including fuel and safari trips.

African people selling Vegetable in the fresh market at Maputo, Mozambique

Can I use My bank card in Mozambique?

Yes, major hotels, shopping malls, and chain restaurants typically accept major debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, etc.).

Top tips

  • Check with your bank about your card’s functionality in Mozambique and inform them of your travel plans to avoid any blocks.
  • Be aware that card payments often incur a 5% fee for bank charges.


ATMs are common in cities for withdrawing Mozambican metical, but watch out for conversion fees and withdrawal limits.

Currency conversion

Pay in local currency (metical) for better rates when paying by card.


Check international transaction and ATM withdrawal fees with your bank.

Cash is king in rural areas

In remote areas, cash is often the only payment method.

Chip-and-PIN cards:

Ensure your card has a chip, and you know the PIN.

Your bank card can be a reliable companion for shopping or wildlife adventures in Mozambique. Just keep these points in mind.

Mozambique island

Is Mozambique cheap or expensive for tourists?

Mozambique offers a range of experiences for tourists, catering to different budgets. Let’s break down the budget, mid-range, and luxury travel options costs. 

Budget travel

  • Accommodation. Budget accommodations like hostels or guesthouses cost around 1,500 MZN (£17.65) per night.
  • Meals. Street food and local eateries offer meals for about 200 – 300 MZN (£2.35 – £3.53) each.
  • Transport. Public transport, like buses or minibuses, can cost around 50 – 150 MZN (£0.59 – £1.76) for a day’s travel within a city.
  • Activities. Basic tours or entry fees to attractions may cost around 1,000 MZN (£11.76).

Mid-range travel

  • Accommodation. Mid-range hotels or B&Bs might charge between 4,000 – 7,000 MZN (£47.06 – £82.35) per night.
  • Meals. Dining in mid-range restaurants could cost around 800 – 1,200 MZN (£9.41 – £14.12) per meal.
  • Transport. Private taxis or car rentals for a day could range from 2,000 – 4,000 MZN (£23.53 – £47.06).
  • Activities. Guided tours, boat trips, or snorkelling might cost 2,500 – 5,000 MZN (£29.41 – £58.82).

Luxury travel

  • Accommodation. Luxury resorts or lodges may charge upwards of 15,000 MZN (£176.47) per night.
  • Meals. High-end restaurants can cost around 2,000 – 4,000 MZN (£23.53 – £47.06) per meal.
  • Transport. Private guided tours or chauffeured transport might start from 5,000 MZN (£58.82) daily.
  • Activities. Exclusive experiences like private safaris or boat charters could be over 10,000 MZN (£117.65).

These figures are approximate and can vary depending on the specific location within Mozambique and the current exchange rate. 

Budgeting for personal preferences and unexpected expenses is also advisable when planning your trip.

Do you tip in Mozambique?

Tipping isn’t mandatory but is appreciated for good service. With no established tipping culture, it’s entirely up to your discretion.

Tofo Beach in Vilankulo, Mozambique at sunrise.

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Banknotes in Mozambique

Mozambique’s currency comprises a range of colourful and culturally rich banknotes, reflecting the nation’s diverse heritage and natural beauty. 

The banknotes in circulation include denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 meticais. Each note is distinct in its design.

The front of these banknotes often displays prominent historical figures. You’ll see Samora Machel, the first President of Mozambique, and Eduardo Mondlane, a key figure in the country’s struggle for independence. 

These portraits are symbols of national pride and a tribute to the leaders who have shaped the nation. 

The reverse side of the notes typically showcases Mozambique’s diverse fauna and flora. You’ll see images of elephants, rhinos, and the country’s picturesque landscapes. 

This highlights Mozambique’s rich biodiversity and signifies the importance of wildlife and natural conservation in the country’s ethos. 

Mozambican Metical banknotes

Coins in Mozambique

Mozambican coins offer a tangible glimpse into the country’s rich cultural and natural heritage. 

These coins, known as meticais, come in denominations that include 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 meticais, as well as the smaller centavos. 

Each coin is meticulously crafted, featuring designs celebrating Mozambique’s diverse wildlife, cultural symbols, and historical landmarks.

The design of Mozambican coins often pays homage to the country’s abundant wildlife. Some coins depict animals like the African elephant, symbolising Mozambique’s rich biodiversity and the importance of wildlife conservation. 

Other coins showcase images of significant national symbols, such as the Mozambican Samora Machel monument. Reflecting the country’s historical journey and the struggle for independence.

These symbols serve not only as a reminder of Mozambique’s past but also as an inspiration for its future.

Mozambique’s currency import and export regulations

Importing or exporting foreign or domestic currency isn’t subject to any restrictions. Declarations are required for amounts over $5,000.

Ordering Mozambican metical online

With Manor FX, you can easily order your Mozambican metical online. We ensure fast and secure delivery straight to your home or office using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. 

Alternatively, you can collect your Mozambican metical from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Mozambican metical online.

Selling back Mozambican meticals

If you have Mozambican meticais to sell, follow this link to exchange Mozambican metical to GBP. Click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘MZN Mozambican metical’. We offer competitive rates for your leftover Mozambican meticais.

Whale Shark on Tofo Beach Mozambique


Yes, if you’re travelling to Mozambique, you’ll likely need a visa. This applies to most visitors, including those from the UK.

Here are a few ways to get a Mozambican visa:

  • Visa on arrival. You can get a visa at some airports and border points when you arrive in Mozambique. This can be quick, but sometimes there are long waits.
  • Embassy or consulate. Before your trip, you can apply for a visa at a Mozambican embassy. This is a safer way because you’ll have your visa before you travel.
  • E-Visa. Mozambique offers an online visa (e-Visa). You can apply and get this visa over the internet before you leave. (Normally easier and faster).

Remember, your passport should be valid for at least six months after you plan to leave Mozambique. Also, make sure you have two free pages for stamps. Always check the latest visa rules before you go.

For travelling to Mozambique, you’ll need certain vaccinations:

  • Routine vaccinations. Make sure your routine vaccines, like measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot, are up to date.
  • Hepatitis A. This vaccine is recommended because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Mozambique.
  • Typhoid. You might also need this vaccine, especially if you’re visiting smaller cities or rural areas. Typhoid can also be contracted through contaminated food or water.
  • Malaria. While there’s no vaccine for malaria, you should take preventive medication. Malaria is a risk in Mozambique.
  • Other vaccines. Depending on where you’re going and what you’ll be doing, your doctor might suggest vaccines for hepatitis B, rabies, and yellow fever.

Talk to your doctor or a travel health clinic at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip for the right vaccines and advice.

The best time to visit Mozambique is during its dry season, which runs from May to November.

During these months, the weather is typically warm and sunny. Ideal for exploring the country’s beautiful beaches and engaging in outdoor activities like wildlife viewing or snorkelling.

The dry season also coincides with cooler temperatures, particularly from June to August. Offering a more comfortable climate compared to the hot and humid wet season. Additionally, this period has a lower malaria risk, a significant consideration for travellers.

If you want to see humpback whales, aim for July to October, when they migrate along the Mozambican coast. The dry season provides clearer waters for divers and snorkelers, particularly around the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos, enhancing underwater visibility.

While the dry season is generally the best time to visit, the country’s diverse geography can lead to variations in weather patterns across different regions. When planning your trip, check the specific weather conditions of your intended destinations within Mozambique.

People visit Mozambique for various reasons, as it offers a rich mix of attractions and experiences:

  • Beautiful beaches. Mozambique is famous for its stunning coastline along the Indian Ocean, featuring pristine beaches with clear blue waters. Places like Tofo Beach and the Bazaruto Archipelago are popular for their unspoiled natural beauty.
  • Marine life and diving. The country is a haven for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, thanks to its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, including manta rays, whale sharks, and dolphins.
  • Cultural experience. Mozambique’s rich cultural heritage, influenced by African and Portuguese traditions, draws those interested in history and culture. Cities like Maputo, the capital, showcase this blend through architecture, music, and cuisine.
  • Wildlife and nature. Beyond the beaches, Mozambique offers national parks and reserves, such as Gorongosa National Park and Niassa Reserve, where visitors can experience safaris and see a variety of wildlife.
  • Adventure activities. For adventure seekers, Mozambique offers activities like dhow sailing, deep-sea fishing, and exploring remote islands.
  • Relaxation. Many visitors are also drawn to the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere of the country, making it a perfect destination for those looking to unwind in a beautiful, natural setting.
  • Culinary delights. The local cuisine, with its emphasis on seafood and spices, is another highlight for food enthusiasts.

With its combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure opportunities, Mozambique appeals to a wide range of travellers, from those seeking relaxation on stunning beaches to adventurers eager to explore its diverse landscapes and rich marine ecosystems.

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Mozambican Meticais Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
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