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Welcome to Angola

Traveling to Angola? You may need a visa – find out if you do, which type, and how to apply so you can get the paperwork out of the way and focus on your trip.

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What’s an Angola eVisa on Arrival and who’s it for?

Who’s the Angola eVisa on Arrival for? Nationals from over 60 countries who need entry authorization for tourism or short-term business visits.

Who isn’t eligible for the Angola eVisa on Arrival? Citizens from visa-exempt nations, those seeking employment or permanent stay, and those with previous visa issues.

What’s the purpose of the Angola eVisa on Arrival? It facilitates entry for tourism and brief business visits. Note: It's a 'Landing Authorization' and it doesn't guarantee entry; decisions rest with immigration officials based on various criteria, including national security.

How long can you stay with the Angola eVisa on Arrival?

It allows a 30-day visit, which is extendable for another 30 days, typically for a single entry.

Ensure your application is accurate to avoid rejection. Visit our Angola Visa rejection guide for tips.

What’s an Angola Tourist Visa and who’s it for?

Who’s the Angola Tourist Visa for?
Individuals visiting Angola for leisure, tourism, or to see family and friends.

Who isn’t eligible for the Angola Tourist Visa?
Citizens from visa-exempt countries or those seeking to work, study, or live in Angola.

What’s the purpose of the Angola Tourist Visa?
It enables tourists to explore Angola's attractions and visit relatives.

How long can you stay with the Angola Tourist Visa?
Up to 30 days, extendable for another 30 days.

What’s an Angola Transit Visa and who’s it for?

Who’s the Angola Transit Visa for?
Travelers passing through Angola to another destination.

Who isn’t eligible for the Angola Transit Visa?
Visitors from visa-exempt nations or those staying for non-transit reasons.

What’s the purpose of the Angola Transit Visa?
It facilitates short-term transit through Angola.

How long can you stay with the Angola Transit Visa?
Valid for up to 5 days for transit purposes.

What are the Angolan long-term visa options?

Angola offers several long-term visa options for purposes like work, business, study, and family reunification. Here's a brief overview:

  • Work Visas: A contract and sponsorship from an Angolan employer are required for individuals employed in Angola.

  • Business Visas: For business activities, investments, or entrepreneurship in Angola.

  • Study Visas: Issued for long-term educational programs at Angolan institutions.

  • Residence Visas: For those seeking to live in Angola, including family reunification with residents or citizens.

  • Investor Visas: Foreign nationals planning to invest significant capital in Angolan businesses or projects.

Each category has specific criteria, including sponsorship, investment proof, or family connections in Angola. For detailed information on application procedures, requirements, and eligibility for long-term visas in Angola, please refer to the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Staying healthy in Angola: Here’s what you need to know

Planning a visit to Angola? Stay informed with essential health guidelines for a worry-free trip. Here's what travelers should know.

Make sure to stay updated on routine vaccines

  • Keep updated with Angola's COVID-19 requirements, such as quarantine, testing, or vaccine certificates, through your airline or the Angolan government website.

  • Vaccinations for diseases like yellow fever are mandatory for entry into Angola. Check the site of the World Health Organization (WHO) for specific vaccination policies.

  • Depending on travel plans, vaccines for hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and malaria prophylaxis might be needed. Consult the CDC's Travelers' Health page for recommendations.

Medical facilities

  • Urban areas like Luanda have hospitals and clinics that offer various services, but facilities may not meet the standards found in high-income countries.

  • In rural and remote areas, medical facilities are limited, and access to emergency care can be challenging.

  • Medical services often require payment upfront, regardless of whether you have travel health insurance. Ensure your insurance covers medical treatment in Angola, including evacuation if necessary.

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications are available, but supply can be erratic. Bring essential medications with you.

Health insurance

It's crucial to have robust health insurance for travel to Angola. Medical care, especially private, can be costly. Ensure your insurance covers:

  • High medical expense limits.

  • Medical evacuation to your home country.

  • Trip cancellation, delay, and interruption.

  • Baggage coverage.

Confirm your coverage levels with your insurance provider before departure.

Things to be aware of when visiting Angola

  • Climate: Angola's diverse climate varies from the coastal regions to the interior highlands. Prepare for malaria and other tropical diseases using repellents and sleeping under mosquito nets.

  • Water Safety: Drink only bottled or treated water to avoid waterborne diseases.

Medication for personal use

To bring personal medications into Angola:

  • Declare all medications to customs.

  • Keep in original packaging and carry them in your hand luggage.

  • Carry a prescription or doctor's letter in English detailing the necessity of the medication.

  • Verify legality by contacting the Angolan embassy to ensure your medications are permitted in Angola.

  • Quantity should match the duration of your stay to avoid issues at customs.

While exploring Angola, staying informed and prepared can significantly enhance your health and safety.

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Need embassy support?

Need a visa extension or consular help? Your home country's embassy in Angola is your go-to place for support.

Check our easy Embassies Finder to find your nearest embassy.

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