HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda (June 17, 2020)

Subject: HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda (June 17, 2020)

Location: Angola (countrywide)

Event: The Angolan Ministry of Health has confirmed 148 cases of COVID-19 in Angola.

Angola remains under a continued State of Calamity.  Under the rules of the State of Calamity, health centers and hospitals may resume full operations; businesses may resume full operations with 75 percent staffing; restaurants may reopen any day of the week until 10:30 p.m.; public transportation may operate at 75 percent of passenger capacity; and hotel and guest houses may reopen to the public.  Face masks are still required when shopping, on public transportation, and in any public offices, and the measure also calls for adherence to social distancing.  Angola remains closed to passenger flights, however, the government has announced that commercial flights may resume June 30.  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.

Angolan borders remain closed and there are very few flights departing.  U.S. citizens who live in Angola should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The below list represents private travel agencies offering repatriation flights to Europe.  The Embassy is making this list available to help our citizens who are 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

Please note that due to travel restrictions and limited availability of connecting flights, passengers should purchase their onward connecting flights to the U.S. prior to departing Angola.  Repatriation loans may be available for U.S. citizens who do not have the funds to purchase tickets.

Interested parties 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

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