Angola Traveler Information — Travel Advice

Quick Facts

PASSPORT VALIDITY: 6 months from date of entry

Embassies and Consulates

Rua Presidente Houari Boumedienne #32
Miramar, Luanda

+ (244) 222–64–1000
+ (244) 946–44–0977
+ (244) 946–44–0982
+ (244) 946–44–0983
+ (244) 946–44–0987
Emergency After-Hours Telephone:
+ (244) 222–64–1000
+ (244) 923–64–0154
**+(244) 222–64–1232

Destination Description

See our Fact Sheet on Angola for information on U.S. — Angola relations.

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

Requirements for Entry:

  • Visa or Visa Pre-Approval Confirmation
  • World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination. Vaccination at the airport is available for a fee.

Safety and Security

Landmines are a risk throughout the country outside major cities.

  • Maintain caution at large gatherings and areas frequented by foreigners, including stadiums, markets, hotels, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and places of worship.
  • Monitor local news broadcasts and consular messages.
  • Vary your routes and travel times and let someone know your daily routine.
  • Dress conservatively.
  • Drive with doors and windows locked.
  • Keep valuables out of sight and do not use cell phones or laptops while stopped in traffic; criminals often brandishing guns use smash and grab tactics to steal valuables.
  • Travel with a certified copy of your U.S. passport and Angolan visa to prevent the originals from being taken. Keep original documents in a secure location.
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide our information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. You may be taken in for questioning by the police if unable to produce an acceptable form of identification or passport. Convictions for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs result in long prison sentences and heavy fines. Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

  • Limits may change — verify with the Angolan Embassy or the National Bank.
  • Show your original declaration form to the airport customs officials to export currency over the authorized limit.
  • Obtain prior authorization from the National Bank to export currency over $15,000 that is acquired while in Angola.
  • Destruction of Kwanza notes is illegal.


Medical facilities and services, including emergency care, are limited outside of Luanda and do not meet U.S. standards. In the capital some private clinics offer international standard medical care and 24 hour emergency services including ambulances. Local pharmacies provide a limited supply of medications.

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: Major roads between Luanda and the provincial capitals are improving, but some road conditions remain poor while the infrastructure for pedestrians is lacking. Drunk-driving is also a problem. Other hazards include potholes, lack of or attention to traffic signals, erratic driving habits, excessive speed, pedestrians, and roaming animals. During the rainy season, November-April, roads and bridges, already in poor condition, can become impassable and landmines may become displaced and surface outside known mine fields.

  • Resist paying bribes. Politely ask for a ticket or for the officer’s name and badge number if no violation is alleged. Ask to contact the Embassy if you are not let go.
  • Remain inside your vehicle with doors locked and open the window slightly to communicate.
  • Carry color photocopies of your passport and other identity documents to give to security or police officials.
  • Report any incident to the U.S. Embassy in Luanda.

Fact Sheet

Please see Fact Sheet for this country/area.

For additional travel information

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Review information about International Parental Child Abduction in Angola. For additional IPCA-related information, please see the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (ICAPRA) report.”

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