2020-03-23: According to reports from Monday (23 March), there are currently skirmishes between security forces and criminals who have taken a military base in Mocímboa da Praia. The attacks began early in the morning (local time). In the meantime, the attackers have erected barricades at the entrances to the town and are engaged in gunfight with the security forces who are trying to liberate the town again.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.