HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda

(July 1, 2020)

Location: Angola (countrywide)

Event:  As of July 1, the Angolan Ministry of Health has confirmed 284 cases of COVID-19 in Angola.

While the number of cases of COVID-19 in Angola remains relatively low, instances of local transmission are steadily increasing.  Angola continues to operate under a government-imposed “State of Calamity.”  Health centers and hospitals have resumed full operations; businesses may be fully staffed as of June 29; restaurants may stay open until 10:30 p.m. with seating limited to 50 percent of capacity; public transportation may operate at 75 percent of passenger capacity; and hotels and guest houses may reopen to the public.  Beaches, pools, and marinas remain closed, as do movie theaters, libraries, and media centers.  Face masks are still required when shopping, on public transportation, and in any public offices, and everyone is encouraged to adhere to social distancing.

Angola remains closed to commercial flights.  The Angolan government has extended the validity of visas for foreigners until August 31.  Anyone arriving in Angola must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test; passengers may take the test up to eight days prior to entering the country and will be given credit for those days towards the mandatory 14-day quarantine.  Land borders remain closed for all but commercial transport, and Luanda Province remains closed to overland personal travel or domestic passenger flights.  Visit the local government Ministry of Health website for updated information and a complete timetable for reopening.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

The below list represents private travel agencies offering repatriation flights to Europe.  The Embassy is making this list available to help our citizens who may be interested in returning to the U.S.; we do not endorse any of the companies on this list.  U.S. citizens interested in leaving Angola can contact these companies directly for more information or for ticketing. 

AirFrance, +244 912 510 570

Alive Travel

Space Viagens,  +351 217 817 596, +351  938 361 177, +351 253 776 340

Atlantita WTA, +244 923 167 380

Travel Gest, +244 949 944 592 /593, +244 923 616 109

Travel Store, +351 213 565 300 /340, +351 800 200 215

TAP Luanda, +244 923 167 300, +244 222 632 000

Kitanda das Viagens Angola

+244 927 270 305, +351 924 115 630, +351 932 179 522

Any U.S. citizens planning to travel should verify that their passports and other documentation are current and valid for at least six months from today’s date.  For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for more information at


U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola
(244) 222-641-000
(244) 923-404-209 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs, +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
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