HEALTH ALERT: U.S. Embassy, Luanda (June 1, 2020)
Location: Angola (countrywide)
Event: The Angolan Ministry of Health has confirmed 70 cases of COVID-19 in Angola.
On May 25, the government of Angola downgraded the State of Emergency to a State of Calamity, which is scheduled to remain in effect through June 9. Under the rules of the State of Calamity, effective immediately, health centers and hospitals shall resume full operations; most businesses may resume full operations from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; restaurants may reopen Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; public transportation will continue to operate at 50 percent of passenger capacity; and hotel and guest houses may reopen to the public. Face masks are still required when shopping, on public transportation, and in any public offices, and the measure also calls for adherence to social distancing. Angola remains closed to passenger flights, the borders remain closed for all but commercial transport, and Luanda Province remains closed to overland personal travel or domestic passenger flights. Visit the Angolan Ministry of Health website for updated information and a complete timetable for reopening.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.
U.S. citizens who live in Angola should arrange for immediate return to the United States unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The below list represents private travel agencies offering repatriation flights to Europe. The Embassy is making this list available to help our citizens who are interested in returning to the U.S.; we do not endorse any of the companies on this list. U.S. citizens interested in leaving Angola can contact these companies directly for more information or for ticketing.
Kitanda das Viagens Angola
+244 927 270 305, +351 924 115 630, +351 932 179 522
Please note that due to travel restrictions and limited availability of connecting flights, passengers should purchase their onward connecting flights to the U.S. prior to departing Angola. Repatriation loans may be available for U.S. citizens who do not have the funds to purchase tickets.
Interested parties should verify that their passports and other documentation are current and valid for at least six months from today’s date. For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for more information at https://ao.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/