COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Country-Specific Information: The Angolan Ministry of Health has confirmed 17 cases of COVID-19 in Angola.  As of April 8, there are 13 positive cases, two deaths, and two individuals who have recovered.  Officials continue to monitor the individuals who have tested positive. Entry and Exit Requirements: The government of Angola has implemented measures …

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HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda

The U.S. Embassy is organizing an Ethiopian Airlines flight that will depart Luanda directly for Washington, D.C. on April 9. Assuming a full flight, the cost per traveler will be approximately $2000, but the final cost will depend on the number of confirmed travelers.  For travelers who are concerned about price, as far as the …

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HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda

Event:  The embassy strongly urges those who wish to return to the United States to leave at the first opportunity.  We cannot predict future flight availability if you choose to wait, and we do not know when normal commercial airline service will resume in Angola. The Embassy is working on options for U.S. citizens wishing …

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HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda (March 30, 2020)

Location:  Angola (countrywide) Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Luanda is able to offer interested parties seats on an Ethiopian Airlines flight leaving Luanda for Addis Ababa and continuing on to Washington, D.C. The flight is expected to leave on Sunday, April 5 at 1:30p.m., with a connection to Dulles International Airport leaving that same day at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola (March 21, 2020)

Location:  Angola  Event: The Angolan Ministry of Health has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Luanda.  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.  All borders have been closed.  Visit the …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola (February 14, 2020) Location:  Angola Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Visitors to Angola will undergo a health screening upon arrival at the airport or other ports of entry and will be subject to additional screening …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

Location: Angola Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. The Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens that you should update your Smart Traveler Enrollment …

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Security Alert

Event:  Holidays in Angola provide increased risk for criminal activity.  There is a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping.  Foreigners in Angola are often perceived by criminals to have gifts or large amounts of cash. Actions to Take:  Exercise additional vigilance throughout the holiday season and at holiday events. Review your personal security …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. …

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Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, December 14, starting from the ENDE Power Company and proceeding to the Largo da Independencia.

Location: ENDE Power Company to Largo da Independencia. Largo da Independencia. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media for updates. Keep a low profile. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola (244) 222-641-000, (244) 222-445-481, 222-445-727, or 222-446-096. (244) 923-404-209 …

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Demonstration Alert: October 27, beginning at 10 a.m. near the Largo da Independencia

Location: Largo da Independencia Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place this morning, Sunday, October 27, beginning at 10 a.m. near the Largo da Independencia.  Crowds of more than 300 people are expected, and police are expected to be on site to provide crowd control. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise …

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Message for U.S. Citizens Concerning Gas Shortage

United States Embassy Luanda, Angola Message for U.S. Citizens: May 8, 2019 As you probably know, Angola is experiencing a fuel shortage.  Although Angolan officials have said they expect this situation to be resolved soon, there are some important steps you can take to keep yourself and your family safe.  Please review this list of …

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The AmCit Newsletter and Other New Year’s Reminders

Season’s Greetings from U.S. Embassy Luanda! The latest issue of our quarterly U.S. Citizen Newsletter,  The AmCit , is now up on our website.  This edition provides lots of helpful information on opportunities to pursue higher education in the United States, including a range of key resources for prospective international students. The beginning of the new year is …

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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

Location: Throughout Angola Event: Demonstrations against unemployment are expected to take place throughout Angola on Saturday, December 8, at 10:30 am.  Planned locations include: Luanda: Santa Ana Cemetery (Deolinda Rodrigues Avenue) Bengo: Campo Municipal de Dande Benguela: Liceu Cabinda: Rotunda do Pio Huambo: Jardim da Cultura Huila: Millennium Kwanza Norte: Cemiterio da Kipata Kwanza Sul: …

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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola Location: Santa Ana Cemetery Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, December 1, originating at the Santa Ana Cemetery (Deolinda Rodrigues Road).  We encourage you to exercise caution and to monitor local media for updates. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into …

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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola Location: Largo da Independência Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, November 17, at the Largo da Independência (Primeiro de Maio) beginning around 10:00 AM.  We encourage you to exercise caution and to monitor local media for updates. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Precautions in Areas of Luanda Province, Newsletter Link

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that current security regulations prohibit Embassy personnel from walking in Luanda (except between a venue and a vehicle) between the hours of 22:00 and 05:30.  In front of the cemetery on Rua Houari Boumedienne that restriction is extended to the hours of 18:00 and 7:00. In addition, walking in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall at U.S. Embassy Luanda – Tuesday, April 17, at 4:00 pm

Come meet the new Ambassador! All U.S. citizens and parents of U.S. citizens are invited to attend a Town Hall on the grounds of the Embassy in the Miramar area of Luanda on Tuesday, April 17, at 4:00 pm.  Ambassador Nina Fite will introduce herself to the American community and answer your questions.  The Consular Section will also discuss Angola’s new …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost …

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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola Location: Largo da Independência Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, March 17, at the Largo da Independência (Primeiro de Maio) beginning around 10:00 AM.  We encourage you to avoid the area and surrounding streets and to monitor local media for updates. Even demonstrations intended to be …

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Alert: Fire at SONILS in Boavista Area of Luanda

Alert: Fire at SONILS in Boavista Area of Luanda U.S. Embassy Luanda notifies all citizens that authorities have the fire in the area of the SONILS Logistics Center under control.  The Embassy still cautions all citizens to avoid this area.  Monitor further developing via reliable local news sources. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Scheduled for September 6, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Luanda informs U.S. citizens that an Angolan group plans to hold a protest on Wednesday, September 6, at the Largo da Independencia (Primeiro de Maio) beginning around 8:00 AM.  All are encouraged to avoid the area and surrounding streets. In addition, the post-election period has the potential for random protests, demonstrations, …

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