Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential Inauguration on September 26, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Luanda informs U.S. citizens that on September 26 the Angolan presidential inauguration will occur at the Praça da República (Agostinho Neto Memorial, Novo Marginal) from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  There will likely be restricted vehicle traffic throughout the city, especially in the Novo Marginal and Parliament areas.  Expect traffic delays and an increased security presence, to include police as well as military security forces.

The U.S. Embassy will be closed for the day, including all routine consular services. For emergency services for U.S. citizens please contact (244) 923-404-209 or (244) 222-641-000.

U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution, maintain a high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

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,  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is  (244) 923-404-209 or (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).
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