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Angola travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 30.09.2020
TAAG resumes regular International service from late-Sep 2020

16.09.2020 TAAG Angola yesterday resumed scheduled domestic service, initially operating one weekly flight each on 5 routes. Planned operation from 14SEP20 as follows.

Luanda – Cabinda 1 weekly on Mondays
Luanda – Catumbela 1 weekly on Fridays
Luanda – Huambo 1 weekly on Thursdays
Luanda – Lubango 1 weekly on Sundays
Luanda – Soyo 1 weekly on Wednesdays

23.06.2020 TAAG Angola in recent schedule update filed preliminary International operations, which would see the airline resumes International scheduled service as early as 01JUL20. Preliminary operation remains subject to change, pending on travel restrictions.

Luanda – Cape Town eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 737-700
Luanda – Johannesburg eff 01JUL20 5 weekly 737-700
Luanda – Kinshasa eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 737-700
Luanda – Lagos eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737-700
Luanda – Lisbon eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 777-200ER
Luanda – Maputo eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-700
Luanda – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Luanda – Sao Tome eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737-700
Luanda – Windhoek eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-700

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Angola
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Angola.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Angola,
    • Passengers travelling for professional purpose rendering services in public/private sectors,
    • Passengers holding a work visa issued by Angola,
    • Official visitors and diplomats,
    • Medical emergencies,
    • Cargo and humanitarian flights.
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Flight Restrictions

published 22.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers and airline crew must have a printed medical certificate with a negative RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English or Portuguese.

Quarantine

published 22.10.2020

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All air passengers arriving and departing in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus PCR test in the 72 hours prior to their arrival and departure from Angola. You should carry proof of your negative test result with you. You should speak to your airline if in doubt.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2015)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Angola Latest News: Domestic and international non-commercial air connections will resume, respectively, on the 14th and 21st of September (Born2Invest, 10.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited. Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions are made for medical evacuations, for a small number of humanitarian flights and for the entry and exit of essential workers. All passengers are required to complete an advance passenger information form 72 hours before entry to Angola.
    All air passengers arriving and departing in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus PCR test in the 72 hours prior to their arrival and departure from Angola. You should carry proof of your negative test result with you.
    All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake compulsory quarantine for at least 7 days. Returning residents can quarantine in their own homes. Non-resident essential workers have to quarantine in a government or government-approved facility. The Angolan authorities will release you from quarantine once you have tested negative for coronavirus. You must spend at least 7 days in quarantine before being tested.

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 26 May, the Angolan government declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus: Individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing. Restrictions are in place on travel into and out of the Luanda region and the neighbouring province of Kwanza Norte. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place. The use of a face mask is required in all public areas, including anytime you leave your house or hotel room, when driving (even when alone in your car), and in all establishments. Not wearing a face mask, or wearing one that does not cover both your mouth and nose simultaneously, could result in a fine. Face masks are not required for walking or exercising outside between the hours of 5:30a.m. and 8p.m., although groups exercising together are limited to no more than five people. Everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing. Health centers and hospitals are fully operational. Restaurants are limited to 50 percent capacity and can only operate between the hours of 6a.m. and 9p.m(restaurants must close their dining rooms at 9p.m., although they are permitted to offer take out through 10p.m.). Stores, including supermarkets, cannot stay open beyond 7p.m. Public transportation is limited to 50 percent capacity and is only available from 5a.m. until 8p.m. Museums and monuments, cultural and art fairs, and libraries and media centers are also limited to 50 percent capacity. Movie theaters remain closed and religious activities have been suspended.
    Access to beaches, public swimming pools, and all naval clubs is prohibited through October 15, 2020. Schools are permitted to hold classes virtually only, and not in person.

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    13.10.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited. Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions are made for medical evacuations, for a small number of humanitarian flights and for the entry and exit of essential workers. All air passengers arriving in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus PCR test in the 72 hours prior to their arrival in Angola. You should carry proof of your negative test result with you. All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government facility or in a government-approved hotel (the latter at your own expense).

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 26 May, the Angolan government declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus: Individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing. Restrictions are in place on travel into and out of the Luanda region and the neighbouring province of Kwanza Norte. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place. The use of a face mask is required in all public areas, including anytime you leave your house or hotel room, when driving (even when alone in your car), and in all establishments. Not wearing a face mask, or wearing one that does not cover both your mouth and nose simultaneously, could result in a fine. Face masks are not required for walking or exercising outside between the hours of 5:30a.m. and 8p.m., although groups exercising together are limited to no more than five people. Everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing. Health centers and hospitals are fully operational. Restaurants are limited to 50 percent capacity and can only operate between the hours of 6a.m. and 9p.m(restaurants must close their dining rooms at 9p.m., although they are permitted to offer take out through 10p.m.). Stores, including supermarkets, cannot stay open beyond 7p.m. Public transportation is limited to 50 percent capacity and is only available from 5a.m. until 8p.m. Museums and monuments, cultural and art fairs, and libraries and media centers are also limited to 50 percent capacity. Movie theaters remain closed and religious activities have been suspended.
    Access to beaches, public swimming pools, and all naval clubs is prohibited through October 15, 2020. Schools are permitted to hold classes virtually only, and not in person.

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    04.09.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited. Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions are made for medical evacuations, for a small number of humanitarian flights and for the entry and exit of essential workers. All air passengers arriving in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus test in the 8 days prior to their arrival in Angola You should carry proof of your test result with you. All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government facility or in a government-approved hotel (the latter at your own expense).

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 26 May, the Angolan government declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus: Individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing. Restrictions are in place on travel into and out of the Luanda region and the neighbouring province of Kwanza Norte. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place. The use of a face mask is required in all public areas, including anytime you leave your house or hotel room, when driving (even when alone in your car), and in all establishments. Not wearing a face mask, or wearing one that does not cover both your mouth and nose simultaneously, could result in a fine. Face masks are not required for walking or exercising outside between the hours of 5:30a.m. and 8p.m., although groups exercising together are limited to no more than five people. Everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing. Health centers and hospitals are fully operational. Restaurants are limited to 50 percent capacity and can only operate between the hours of 6a.m. and 9p.m(restaurants must close their dining rooms at 9p.m., although they are permitted to offer take out through 10p.m.). Stores, including supermarkets, cannot stay open beyond 7p.m. Public transportation is limited to 50 percent capacity and is only available from 5a.m. until 8p.m. Museums and monuments, cultural and art fairs, and libraries and media centers are also limited to 50 percent capacity. Movie theaters remain closed and religious activities have been suspended.
    Access to beaches, public swimming pools, and all naval clubs is prohibited through October 15, 2020. Schools are permitted to hold classes virtually only, and not in person.

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    12.08.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited. Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions are made for medical evacuations, for a small number of humanitarian flights and for the entry and exit of essential workers. All air passengers arriving in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus test in the 8 days prior to their arrival in Angola You should carry proof of your test result with you. All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government facility or in a government-approved hotel (the latter at your own expense).

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 26 May, the Angolan government declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus: Individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing. Face masks are compulsory in all areas outside your home or hotel room. Fines are imposed for non-compliance. Restrictions are in place on travel into and out of the Luanda region and the neighbouring province of Kwanza Norte. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.

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    29.07.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights to and from Angola remain very limited.Angola’s borders remain closed. Entry to Angola is prohibited except for Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola. Exceptions are made for medical evacuations, for a small number of humanitarian flights and for the entry and exit of essential workers. All air passengers arriving in Angola are required to have taken a coronavirus test in the 8 days prior to their arrival in Angola You should carry proof of your test result with you. All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake 14 days of compulsory quarantine in a government facility or in a government-approved hotel (the latter at your own expense).

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    From 26 May, the Angolan government declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus: Individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing. Face masks are compulsory in all areas outside your home or hotel room. Fines are imposed for non-compliance. Restrictions are in place on travel into and out of the Luanda region and the neighbouring province of Kwanza Norte. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.

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    14.07.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    Angola remains closed to commercial flights. The Angolan government has extended the validity of visas for foreigners until August 31. Anyone arriving in Angola must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test; passengers may take the test up to eight days prior to entering the country and will be given credit for those days towards the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Land borders remain closed for all but commercial transport, and Luanda Province remains closed to overland personal travel or domestic passenger flights. Angola’s borders remain closed, except for the movement of essential goods and services, humanitarian aid and the transportation of sick patients.

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    Internal restrictions:

    While the number of cases of COVID-19 in Angola remains relatively low, instances of local transmission are steadily increasing. Angola continues to operate under a government-imposed “State of Calamity.” Health centers and hospitals have resumed full operations; businesses may be fully staffed as of June 29; restaurants may stay open until at 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm for take away services only with seating limited to 50 percent of capacity; public transportation may operate until 6:00 pm at 75 percent of passenger capacity; and hotels and guest houses have resumed full operations. Beaches, pools, and marinas remain closed, as do movie theaters, libraries, and media centers. Face masks are still required when shopping, on public transportation, and in any public offices, and everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing.

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    09.07.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    Angola remains closed to commercial flights. The Angolan government has extended the validity of visas for foreigners until August 31. Anyone arriving in Angola must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test; passengers may take the test up to eight days prior to entering the country and will be given credit for those days towards the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Land borders remain closed for all but commercial transport, and Luanda Province remains closed to overland personal travel or domestic passenger flights. Angola’s borders remain closed, except for the movement of essential goods and services, humanitarian aid and the transportation of sick patients.

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    Internal restrictions:

    While the number of cases of COVID-19 in Angola remains relatively low, instances of local transmission are steadily increasing. Angola continues to operate under a government-imposed “State of Calamity.” Health centers and hospitals have resumed full operations; businesses may be fully staffed as of June 29; restaurants may stay open until 10:30 p.m. with seating limited to 50 percent of capacity; public transportation may operate at 75 percent of passenger capacity; and hotels and guest houses may reopen to the public. Beaches, pools, and marinas remain closed, as do movie theaters, libraries, and media centers. Face masks are still required when shopping, on public transportation, and in any public offices, and everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing.

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    01.07.2020
  • Angola *****International Restrictions
    All scheduled international flights to and from Angola are suspended until further notice.
    Angola’s borders remain closed, except for the movement of essential goods and services, humanitarian aid and the transportation of sick patients.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government of Angola has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed until further notice, and sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned.
    Angola’s State of Emergency ended on 25 May. However, from 26 May, a ‘situation of public calamity’ was declared, which retains many restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus: Citizens are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing practices. Face masks are obligatory in shops, public buildings, enclosed spaces and on public transport. Angola’s external borders remain closed and restrictions are in place on travel into and out of the Luanda capital region. A phased resumption of businesses, shops, transport, schools, cultural and leisure activities, is foreseen over the coming weeks.

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    25.06.2020
  • Angola Flights to Angola are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights and flights that are at service of the Angola Foreign Policy.

    All international commercial flights to and from Angola are suspended until further notice.
    Travellers who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, Portugal, South Korea or Spain since the start of the outbreak or who have been in contact with people infected by COVID-19 must serve a 14-day quarantine.
    This includes airline crew.
    All sea and land borders are closed.
    All work, residence, and temporary visas are automatically extended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of public calamity is in place. Until 09/06/2020.
    Access into and out of the capital Luanda remains prohibited.
    The ban on inter-province movement has been relaxed for commercial purposes; inter-province travel for leisure remains banned.
    Most services and businesses are allowed to operate from Monday to Friday between 06.00 and 15.00. Until further notice.
    Public services, educational institutions, sporting events and festivals are suspended.

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    03.06.2020
  • Angola All international commercial flights to and from Angola are suspended until further notice. Travellers who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, Portugal, South Korea or Spain since the start of the outbreak or who have been in contact with people infected by COVID-19 must serve a 14-day quarantine. This includes airline crew. All sea and land borders are closed. All work, residence, and temporary visas are automatically extended. Until 30/05/2020.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of public calamity is in place. Until 09/06/2020. Access into and out of the capital Luanda remains prohibited. The ban on inter-province movement has been relaxed for commercial purposes; inter-province travel for leisure remains banned. Most services and businesses are allowed to operate from Monday to Friday between 06.00 and 15.00. Until further notice. Public services, educational institutions, sporting events and festivals are suspended.

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    30.05.2020
  • Angola State of emergency extended until 25 May (EIN News, 11.05.2020) Travellers who have been in China, France, Iran, Italy, Portugal, South Korea or Spain since the start of the outbreak or who have been in contact with people infected by COVID-19 must serve a 14-day quarantine. All sea and land borders are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 25 May. Access into and out of the capital Luanda remains prohibited. The ban on inter-province movement has been relaxed for commercial purposes; inter-province travel for leisure remains banned. Employers are required to apply for permission to justify the need to continue business.

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    27.05.2020
  • Angola

    International restrictions:

    On 25 April, the state of emergency was extended for 15 additional days until 10 May.
    1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Portugal or Spain are not allowed to enter Angola.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Angola.
    2. Airline crew, nationals and residents of Angola who arrive from or have been in China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Portugal or Spain will be put in quarantine.
    3. A completed sanitary control sheet must be presented to the Ministry of Health upon arrival.
    All work, residence, and temporary visas are automatically extended until 30 May. All tourism, short-term, and border visas are automatically extended to 15 May.

    All sea and land borders are closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been extended until 25 May.
    Access into and out of the capital Luanda remains prohibited.
    The ban on inter-province movement has been relaxed for commercial purposes; inter-province travel for leisure remains banned.
    All sea and land borders are closed.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Ministry of Health/
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