*Entry to Angola: There are a number of indirect commercial flights to Angola from the UK operated by TAP Air Portugal, Lufthansa and Air France. Passengers connecting via Frankfurt are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 48 hours before arrival in Germany.
Advance passenger information requirement: All passengers are required to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test completed 72 hours before travel to Angola.
All passengers are required to complete an Advance Passenger Information form (FRV form) 72 hours before entry to Angola. Several travel documents must be uploaded in PDF format to be accepted before entry to Angola.
*Testing prior to arrival and departure: From 16 January, all air passengers are required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test immediately on disembarking the plane. This is currently free of charge, which is undertaken in a hangar at the airport, but can take time. Passengers arriving in Angola, should carry water and a refreshment in case there is a long wait.
Those receiving a negative result will be allowed entry and can continue through immigration. You will need to undertake compulsory self-quarantine for 7 days before undergoing a further COVID-19 test. Those receiving a positive COVID-19 result will go immediately into mandatory quarantine at a government facility for observation and further testing.
All passengers are required to show evidence of negative COVID-19 test completed 24 hours before departure from Angola.
*Quarantine requirements: All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake compulsory self-quarantine for at least 7 days once tested for COVID-19 on arrival. If you test negative, 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.
If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result on arrival in Angola, you will be required to enter mandatory quarantine in a government facility for observation and further testing.
On arrival, passengers with short-term and visitor visas can expect to have their passports retained by the Angolan authorities at the Immigration desk. Passports can be recovered at the end of the 7 day quarantine period, on presentation of a negative COVID-19 certificate at the SME Department in the Departures lounge.
*Travel in Angola: Travel around the country is permitted, but you should undertake a rapid COVID-19 test. Air passengers can undertake a rapid COVID-19 test at domestic airports. Test documentation will be checked at all provincial borders. Test results are deemed to be valid for 7 days. Passengers travelling for longer than 7 days will need to undertake further tests as necessary, to continue to move around the country. The Angolan government has declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus:
• you are encouraged to stay at home;
• you should work remotely and practise social distancing;
• face masks are compulsory in all areas outside of your home or hotel room, including in private motor vehicles. Immediate on-the-spot fines will be issued for non-compliance. Restrictions are in place on travel into and out of Luanda province and the neighbouring province of Kwanza Norte. If you travel out of Luanda, you must show evidence of a rapid COVID-19 test or you will be issued with a fine;
• higher fines will be imposed for breaching a number of restrictions.
*Accommodation: 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.
*Public places and services: The majority of shops, banks, restaurants and markets continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours). COVID-19 precautionary measures are in place including capacity limits for public transport and funerals. All beaches, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres are closed.