Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

Location:  Angola

Event:

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Angola as of March 19, 2020, but the health system has limited capacity to respond in the case of an outbreak.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

The Government of Angola announced that all international flights will be cancelled effective March 20, 2020.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

Please visit travel.state.gov for visa requirements and coronavirus updates for any countries your routing may transit to ensure you will be allowed to travel through those countries.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Have a plan to depart Angola at the earliest possible opportunity.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Angola.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola
    Rua Houari Boumedienne #32
    Luanda, Angola
    Tel: 222641000
    consularluanda@state.gov
    ao.usembassy.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Angola Country Information
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