HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda (July 9, 2020)

Location: Angola (countrywide)

Event: The Angolan Ministry of Health has confirmed 386 cases of COVID-19 in Angola.

While the numbers of cases of COVID-19 in Angola remain relatively low, instances of local transmission are steadily increasing.  Angola continues to operate under a strict government-imposed “State of Calamity.”  Health centers and hospitals have resumed full operations, as have many businesses, hotels and guest houses.  However, restaurants, which were previously allowed to remain open for onsite dining until 10:30 p.m. (at no more than 50 percent capacity), now must close at 4:00 p.m. (Note: restaurants remain open until 10:00 pm for take away services only).   Similarly, public transportation may only operate until 6:00 p.m. (at 75 percent of passenger capacity).  Beaches, pools, and marinas remain closed, as do movie theaters, libraries, and media centers.  The use of face masks is required in all public spaces including anytime you leave your house or hotel room, and in all establishments.  The use of face masks is lifted only while walking or exercising outside during the approved hours of 5:30 to 7:30 and 17:00 to 19:00.  Violators are subject to fines.  All persons should 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 may be given credit for those days towards the mandatory 14-day quarantine.  Land borders remain closed for all but commercial transport, and Luanda Province and Cuanza Norte Province (around Cazengo) remain closed to overland personal travel or domestic passenger flights through August 9.  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