Situation of Public Calamity extended

17 Jan 2022

The current State of Public Calamity (Estado de Calamidade), has now been extended to 13 February 2022

The state of Public Calamity (Estado de Calamidade), from the stricter State of Emergency, has now been extended to 13 February 2022.

Luanda Sanitary fence/ Cerca Sanitária has been lifted.

Below follows some of the rules that apply. The rules may change.

Please be advised that as from the 13 January 2022 it is compulsory to present a valid Covid-19 vaccination card or negative test (valid for seven days) for access to public services, restaurants, schools (for students 18 years old or over), cinemas, gambling houses, sports facilities and music shows.

It is recommended that everyone stays at home and a special recommendation to stay at home applies between 24:00 pm - 05:00 am.

- Compulsory and correct use of masks in public areas applies. (Fines apply in case of violation).

- Angola's borders remain closed. 

Exemptions for travel to or from Angola can be granted to:

a) Angolan citizens, persons with a residence permit in Angola, foreign persons holding a work visa and persons with a refugee card for entry into Angola;
b) Foreign persons with an investment visa or a visa for a temporary stay;
c) Foreign nationals, travel to their respective countries;
d) Official and business trips to the country;
e) Humanitarian aid;
f) Medical emergencies;
g) Stopovers;
h) Entry and exit of diplomatic and consular staff.

Entry into Angola is subject to a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country and the presentation of proof of vaccination. Travelers also need to fill out an online form AngolaTravel Registration Form (gov.ao)

At the airport, rapid tests are performed on all arrivals paid by the person arriving in the country, if this test is positive, the person must be quarantined until a negative test. Authorities decide whether it will be institutional or home quarantine. Fully vaccinated do not need to be quarantined if the rapid test at the airport is negative.

A negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) and presentation of vaccination proof is also required to leave the country.

- Public activities, opening hours 08:00 am to 15:00 pm and the workforce is 50%.

- Sports training is allowed but must comply to biosecurity measures and social distance is compulsory. Competitions are not allowed. 

- Individual sports activity can be done outdoors between 05.00-7.00 and 17.00-19.00. Social distance is compulsory, masks are not.

- Restaurants and the similar, opening hours 6:00 am to 22:00 pm at 50% capacity, max 4 people per table. (Fines apply in case of violation).

- Local markets are allowed. Physical distance between the vendor and buyer is compulsory. Use of masks is compulsory. Same applies for street vendors. (Fines apply in case of violation).

- Activities and meetings in premises must not exceed 50% of the premise’s capacity. The use of masks is compulsory.

- Beaches, public pools and other bathing areas as well as marinas are forbidden to visit for recreational purposes. 

- Museums, theatres and similar are kept open, but at 50% of the capacity and use of masks is compulsory.

- Public gatherings, a maximum of 10 people in public areas and 15 people at home.

- The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public places. (Fines apply in case of violation).

- Burials, a maximum of 15 participants. The use of masks and social distancing is compulsory.

This is a selection of the rules that apply. For more information, stay up to date by reading local news.

Swedish citizens are advised to closely follow developments in the country and follow the local news. To find out about current events, including the status of the spread of Covid-19, please refer to local press such as www.novojornal.co.ao and the Ministry of Health of Angola https://www.minsa.gov.ao/ 

We also advise Swedish citizens to read the Swedish Governments questions and answers on travelling overseas during the Pandemic on www.regeringen.se 

Last updated 17 Jan 2022, 11.45 AM