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Situation of Public Calamity implemented from 00.00 26 May 2020

09 Oct 2020

The current State of Public Calamity (Estado de Calamidade), which replaced the previous State of Emergency, which entailed stricter restrictions, has now been extended to 7 November 2020

The state of Public Calamity (Estado de Calamidade), from the stricter State of Emergency, has now been extended from 9th of October to 7th of November.

Luanda remains closed off (sanitary fence/ cerca Sanitária) until further notice.

Below follows some of the rules that apply - in all provinces except where separate information is stated. The rules may change:

- Compulsory and correct use of masks in public areas applies. (In case of violation, fine of 5-10 thousand KZ).

- Angola's borders remain closed. Regular flights have gradually resumed, from 14 September for domestic flights and from 21 September for international flights.

Exceptions for travels to or from Angola can be granted to:

a) Angolan nationals or persons with a residence permit in Angola, for entry into Angola
b) Professionals to carry out work in Angola in the private or public sector.
c) Foreign persons holding a work visa in Angola
d) Foreign nationals, travel to their respective countries
e) Official trips to the country
f)Humanitarian aid;
g Medical emergencies;
h) Entry to perform specific tasks, for experts;
i) Entry and exit of diplomatic and consular staff.

Entry into Angola is subject of a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to the arrival in the country. All travellers entering Angola must submit to a quarantine. End of quarantine is approved by the local health authorities after performing a negative Covid-19 test no earlier than 7 days after the arrival in the country. For more information regarding the quarantine, we refer to the Presidential Decree No. 229/20. of 2020-09-08. A negative Covid-19 test must also be done before leaving the country by flight.

- Public activities, opening hours 08:00 to 15:00 and the workforce is reduced to 75% in all the country.

- Sports training is allowed but must comply to biosecurity measures and social distance is compulsory. Competitions may resume from the 17th of October.

- Individual sports activity can be done outdoors from 05:30 am to 21:00 pm. Social distance is compulsory, masks are not.

- Commercial facilities (including canteens), opening hours, 7:00 to 20:00 and the workforce is reduced to 75% in all the country. (In case of violation, fine of 100 to 250 thousand KZ)

- Restaurants and the similar, opening hours 6:00 to 22:00 at 50% capacity. (In case of violation, fine of 100 to 250 thousand KZ)

- Local markets, opening hours 6:00 to 15:00 five days a week, Tuesdays to Saturdays. Physical distance between the vendor and buyer is compulsory. Use of masks is compulsory. Same applies for street vendors. Informal markets are prohibited. (In case of violation, fine)

- Activities and meetings in premises must not exceed 50% of the premise’s capacity and a maximum 150 people. The use of mask 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.

-  Religious activities are allowed in the whole of the country, four days a week. Meetings in premises may not exceed 50% of the capacity of the premises or a maximum of 150 people.

- 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. (In case of violation, fine of 25 to 50 thousand KZ)

- Burials, a maximum of 25 participants. If the cause of death is Covid-19, 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/.

Last updated 16 Oct 2020, 10.21 AM