Alert: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

Great Seal of the United States

Location: Rua Nova Marginal in Luanda.

Event: Carnival starts Friday, February 10, 2023.  Previous years have seen an increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic in and around the area.  Expect heavy traffic throughout the city from February 10-13, 2023.

Entrances to the Carnival celebrations are located in the following areas: Praia de Bispo, Barrio Azul, and along Rua Nova Marginal in Chicala.  There will likely be intermittent road closures throughout the weekend.  U.S. citizens are advised to use alternate routes for travel to and from the southern suburbs.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Make contingency plans to leave.
  • Review your personal security plans.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola
+ (244) 222-64-1000
https://ao.usembassy.gov/
ACS Navigator

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Angola Country Information

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