Barra Resorts Mozambique
The metical (plural: meticais) is the currency of Mozambique, abbreviated with the symbol MZN or MTn. It is nominally divided into 100 centavos. As it is impossible to exchange Meticais outside of Mozambique it is advisable to change a small amount of currency if arriving at a land border to cover taxi's and meals for the first night, currency exchanges generally close at 6PM and due to sporadic ATM failures, access to currency is by no means guaranteed out of hours.
When accepted by merchants foreign currency has an extremely poor exchange rate. As of January, 2011, the cost for EU and US passport holders at the recently opened and modern Maputo International Airport facility was US$82 for a single entry visa. Euros and US dollars are accepted, although be prepared to have currency that has been issued within the past five years.
They will not accept older currency due to the possibility of counterfeiting. A visa can be picked up at the Mozambique embassy in Pretoria, costing R750 for US citizens and issued the same day- often even within minutes. At Barra, we have an ATM where you can draw Mets at the exchange rate of that particular day and we can exchange money at reception.
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