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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Angola
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Angola
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for North-east of Cabinda exclave


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? Yes
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)




Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- International flights are operating at a very limited capacity. Direct flights from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the UK remain suspended.
- From 10 May, all passengers travelling from or transiting through Brazil and India will not be allowed entry, except for Angolan citizens and residents on the condition of undergoing institutionalised quarantine.
- Land borders remain closed for all but commercial purposes.
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents
Only travellers from the following categories can enter Angola without prior approval from the Angolan government:
- Angolan citizens
- Foreign national residents

• Inbound travel for 'third country' nationals
Only travellers from the following categories can enter Angola without prior approval from the Angolan government:
- Foreign nationals who provide services in Angola
- Those who hold a work visa
- Those travelling for medical evacuation and humanitarian purposes
- Diplomatic and consular personnel.
- There is a complete ban on travellers from or those who transited Brazil and India until 8 July.
(Ends 8 July 2021)

Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?

- All travellers must provide a negative PCR test certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their flight.
- All passengers must undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival at Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport (LAD) in the capital Luanda. This test is compulsory and will be provided free of charge by the Angolan health authorities. As per Angolan government requirements, all passengers travelling to or from Angola must be tested, including children and infants.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long?
- All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake compulsory quarantine for seven to ten days once tested for COVID-19 on arrival.
• Where can this be done?
- If tested negative for the on-arrival rapid test, returning residents can quarantine in their own homes. Non-resident essential workers have to quarantine in a government or government-approved facility.
- Travellers who receive a positive COVID-19 test result on arrival in Angola will be required to enter mandatory quarantine in a government facility for observation and further testing.
• Additional tests in quarantine?
- After the quarantine, travellers will undergo another PCR test. If negative, they will receive official confirmation from the health authorities that the quarantine can end.
- Contact the Multisectoral Commission for Prevention and Combat against COVID-19 (https://viagem.covid19.gov.ao/en/contactus) to reconfirm quarantine requirement prior to travel.
- Travellers with a short-term and tourist visas are advised that immigration authorities will hold their passport upon their arrival in Angola until the traveller presents a second negative COVID-19 result following seven days of quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Documentation required
All those eligible for entry must complete a travel registration form (https://viagem.covid19.gov.ao/en/). It is recommended to apply at least 72 hours prior to the intended date of travel.
(Until further notice)
Transit
Travellers arriving in Luanda but whose final destination is elsewhere in the country will still be required to quarantine in the capital before being allowed to travel to other areas of the country.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
Direct flights to Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the UK remain suspended.
(until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
All air passengers departing Angola are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to their departure. Travellers must carry proof of their negative test result.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes. Partially
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Ends 8 July 2021)

Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
Limited domestic flights resumed. The Angolan government requires proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to boarding domestic flights.
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place?
The sanitary cordon for Luanda province, and reportedly the neighbouring Kwanza Norte province, has been extended until at least 8 July. Road travel is prohibited from 22.00 to 05.00. Those who need to leave or enter Luanda must submit a request at: https://www.cdircovid19.gov.ao/
(Ends 8 July 2021)
Penalties
Criminal charges may be brought against anyone who leaves the quarantine area for non-essential purposes.
(until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Angola

COVID-19 information for Angola

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Most foreign nationals and business travellers limit their travel to the main coastal cities of Luanda, Benguela and Lobito, and to offshore oil installations, though road travel to towns in the interior is becoming easier due to the rehabilitation of main roads. However, risks posed by undetected landmines, other remnant wartime explosives and banditry persist, particularly in more remote internal areas. Crime – much of it violent – poses the principal risk to foreign nationals and business travellers in major cities and across the country in general.

Overland travel should only be undertaken with careful pre-planning and security advice. Internal flights are recommended between remote rural locations, though safety standards on internal flights vary and companies may wish to use private oil company charters or reliable international aid organisation services subject to destination. The north-east of the exclave province of Cabinda is rated as HIGH travel risk because of the threat of rural banditry, including that posed by the separatist Liberation Front for the Cabinda Enclave (FLEC). Many business travellers to Cabinda continue to restrict their travel to offshore oil installations and the onshore Malongo complex, though travel to Cabinda city is possible.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Angola
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverAngola is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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