COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information 

Last updated: October 17, 2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information, see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Effective October 8, 2022, Presidential Decree No. 241/22 dissolved the Pandemic Management Committee, but visitors can follow Angolan Government’s official page on COVID-19.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  Yes
    • Entry and departure from country are dependent on presentation of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Yes
    • Anyone arriving in Angola must present proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test; passengers may take the test up to 48 hours prior to travel.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  No
    • There is no more testing after entry to the country at the airport. Passengers on international flights departing from Angola should be prepared to show proof of vaccination, and a negative COVID-19 test result if required by the airline or destination/transit country.

Quarantine Information

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • There are no quarantine policies in effect.

COVID-19 Testing

  • RT-PCR testing for COVID-19 is available at many clinics throughout Luanda, including Mediag, Luanda Medical Center (LMC), Sagrada Esperança, Girassol, Healthgest, and Centralab clinics.  Appointment requests should be made in advance of the date the test is needed.  The cost for the test varies between 120,000 and 187,500 kwanzas.  U.S. citizens can pay cash or pay with local bank cards (multicaixa).  A serological (rapid) test can be obtained at many pharmacies and the following clinics: Luanda Medical Center, Sagrada Esperança, Girassol, Mediag, Cligest, Centralab, and Cedil.  The cost for the rapid test varies between 19,000 and 50,000 kwanzas.  If you would like the technician to come to your place of employment or home, there is an additional fee.
  • Most clinics can send the results by email or phone (i.e. WhatsApp) and physical copies can be picked up from clinics, but it is advised to arrange these services at the time of your appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Are vaccines available in Angola for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
    • The Government of Angola has approved the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V for emergency use. Angola has also received the Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J/Janssen vaccines through the COVAX program.  The Sinovac vaccine has not been officially approved but has been used in-country.
    • Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible to register at http://www.vacina.gov.ao. The government recommends all Angolan citizens from the age of 12 years to get vaccinated. If you are a member of an institution, the institution must be registered.
    • Anyone who receives the vaccine in Angola can be issued a certificate from the Ministry of Health.  The Government of Angola states COVID-19 vaccination documents from foreign public health authorities will be recognized.  U.S. travelers are encouraged to have their CDC vaccination cards formally recognized by the Angolan government, which will result in the issuance of an Angolan certificate, as the CDC card is not widely accepted for travel or throughout Angola.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place?  No
  • Are there restrictions on interprovince travel?  No