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Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:58 (GMT +4)

Travel to Angola

Revised measures have been introduced by Angolan authorities for all passengers accepted for travel to Angola.

There are restrictions for specific categories of passengers travelling to Angola. Please check the latest requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Angola, you are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test and complete a Travel Registration Form. Both must be carried out in the 72 hours prior to departure.

Please note:

All passengers will be accepted for travel to Angola provided they meet entry requirements as per Angolan authorities.

Due to additional testing procedures on arrival, passengers are advised that arrivals formalities will be longer in duration than normal. Your patience will be appreciated.

Travel restrictions

Passengers travelling from India and Brazil will not be allowed entry into Angola. This is also applicable to passengers who transferred or transited in India or Brazil. The only exceptions will be Angolan citizens and/or foreigners with permanent residence in Angola, as well as foreign citizens holding work visas. Passengers in this category must complete institutional quarantine on arrival in Luanda. Institutional quarantine on arrival is subject to co-payment as defined by the relevant departmental authorities.

COVID-19 testing requirements

As per Angolan government requirements, all passengers, travelling to or from Angola must be tested, including children and infants.

In order to board international flights to and from Angola, it is mandatory to present a molecular based RT-PCR COVID-19 test with a negative result. Testing must be carried out in the 72 hours prior to departure.

All passengers will also be tested (Rapid Test for COVID) on arrival at 04 Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda. This test is compulsory and will be provided free of charge (subject to change on short notice) by Angolan Health Authorities.

  • Passengers with a negative test results may proceed to a mandatory 7-day home quarantine, after which they must take the test again. Following a second negative test result, they will then receive authorisation from the health authorities to resume normal activities.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 will immediately be isolated in institutional quarantine at an appointed facility designated by Angolan health authorities.

Required forms

Passengers must complete a Travel Registration Form (FRV) up to 72 hours before the date of travel and must sign the commitment term with the conditions defined by the competent authorities. Failure to do so may hinder or inhibit travel.


  • Effective 10 May, all Angolan nationals and / or foreign citizens who are residents of Angola, who are travelling from Brazil / India, will have to complete institutional quarantine on arrival.
  • National citizens, foreign residents and members of diplomatic corps accredited in Angola travelling to Angola who do not test positive for SARS COV 2 prior to travel must home quarantine on arrival.
  • Non-resident foreigners travelling to Angola are required to home quarantine unless otherwise mandated by the health authorities.
  • Citizens subject to home quarantine sign a term of responsibility, under the terms defined by health authorities.
  • After 7 days and once passengers have taken a second SARS-COV-2 test with a negative result, the competent health authority will issue a discharge certificate, at which point home quarantine is considered complete.
  • As long as the home quarantine lasts, the citizens subject to it must remain in their respective home and observe the individual protection measures, under the terms defined by the health authorities.
  • Where health authorities consider that the terms of home quarantine can’t be fulfilled, such as being able to maintain physical distancing, institutional quarantine will be required.
  • Anyone found contravening home quarantine measures will face a minimum fine of AOA 150,000 and will immediately be placed under Institutional Quarantine.

Passengers holding proof of completed vaccination against COVID-19 and who have a negative result in the compulsory mandatory post-disembarkation test, will not be required to undergo Quarantine.

Other information

Passengers whose residence permit, refugee card, investor visa, work visa, temporary stay visa or study visa has expired will not be allowed to board the flight, with the following exception:

  • Foreign nationals outside Angola whose residence permits, refugee cards, investor visas, work visas, and temporary-stay visas have expiration dates from 28 February 2020 will be deemed valid until further notice. These documents will be renewed or extended without any penalty as their holders return to Angola, as long as their renewal or extension is requested within 5 business days from their date of arrival.

Travel from Angola

Effective 10 September 2021, all Angolan citizens / passport holders 18 years old and above travelling from Angola must have a vaccination certificate or proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As per Angolan government requirements, all passengers, including children and infants, travelling from Angola must take a COVID 19 RT PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

It is the passenger s responsibility to ensure that they meet the entry requirements of the final destination, in addition to obtaining the valid documentation for the trip. When in doubt the passenger should contact the nearest embassy / consulate to ensure they meet the necessary requirements of the country to which they are travelling.

Check the list of recommended facilities for COVID-19 PCR testing in Angola.

All passengers to please note that check-in closes 90 minutes before flight departure due to administrative purposes.

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