The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that current security regulations prohibit Embassy personnel from walking in Luanda (except between a venue and a vehicle) between the hours of 22:00 and 05:30. In front of the cemetery on Rua Houari Boumedienne that restriction is extended to the hours of 18:00 and 7:00.
In addition, walking in the following areas is completely off-limits for Embassy personnel:
- Rua Nehru (known as the “Serpentine Road,” located between Miramar and Largo do Ambiente)
- And the following municipalities: Cazenga, Sambizanga, Kicolo and Rangel
Review your personal security plans. Remain aware of your surroundings and monitor local news for pertinent events and updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
In other news, we are sending a link to the August edition of our newsletter The AmCit for those who could not access it with the last notice. The link is: https://ao.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/acs-newsletter/. The newsletter features articles about the American Liaison Network program and the overseas voting program, which can be accessed at www.FVAP.gov.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Angola.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Angola, located at Rua Presidente Houari Boumedienne, 32, Luanda, Angola, at (244) 222-641-000, (244) 222-445-481, 222-445-727, or 222-446-096. The after-hours emergency numbers for U.S. citizens are (244) 923-404-209 and (244) 923- 640-154.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Follow the U.S. Embassy in Angola here: USinLuanda.