Angola (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 09.03.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Angola;
– passengers with a work permit issued by Angola;
– passengers returning via Angola to their country of residence.
2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English or Portuguese.
3. Passengers must complete a “Travel Registration Form (FRV)” at most 72 hours before departure at and obtain an approval; and
– are subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival; and
– are subject to quarantine for 10 days.
4. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
5. Residence permit, refugee cards, temporary stay visas and study visas issued by Angola which expired after 28 February 2020 are considered valid until 30 April 2021.


Detailed Tourist Information

Entry is still limited to Angolan nationals and foreign nationals resident in Angola.

Air passengers must show proof of a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to arrival, and must undergo quarantine for at least 7 days, and will be released from quarantine once you have tested negative after the 7 day period.

Returning residents can quarantine in their own homes.

Lockdown Details

The Angolan government has declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus:

-individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing
-face masks are compulsory in all areas outside your home or hotel room, including in private motor vehicles. Fines are imposed for non-compliance
-restrictions are in place on travel into and out of Luanda province and the neighboring province of Kwanza Norte

The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.

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