angola-overland-visa

Angola Quarantine requirements

All air passengers arriving in Angola will need to undertake compulsory self-quarantine for at least 10 days once tested for COVID-19 on arrival. If you test negative, returning residents can quarantine in their own homes. Non-resident essential workers have to quarantine in a government or government-approved facility. The Angolan authorities will release you from quarantine once you have tested negative for coronavirus. You must spend at least 10 days in quarantine before being tested.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result on arrival in Angola, you will be required to enter mandatory quarantine in a government facility for observation and further testing.

On arrival, passengers with short-term and visitor visas can expect to have their passports retained by the Angolan authorities at the Immigration desk. Passports can be recovered at the end of the 10 day quarantine period, on presentation of a negative COVID-19 certificate at the SME Department in the Departures lounge.

Regular entry requirements

Applying for Angola Visas You must apply for a valid visa and/or work permit before travelling to Angola, otherwise you will be detained at the airport and then deported. The process can take a long time. You should check all entry requirements with the Angolan Embassy in London well in advance.

The Angolan government has extended the validity of existing visas for all foreign nationals in-country to 31 December 2020.

Angola Travel Visa

Angola visa on arrival is possible by applying for a pre-approval letter online and collecting the physical visa on arrival for 120 USD. The visa is valid for 30 days from date of arrival at the border, and it's multiple entry.

Angola Visa Overland Required Paperwork

  • Passport of registered owner.
  • Drivers license of registered owner.
  • Original vehicle registration.
  • Proof of vehicle insurance- they might not ask for it, but it’s better to have it.
  • (OPTIONAL) Carnet de Passage

(no copies are required)


Angola Visa Process at border

  • Get yourself stamped in at Immigration.
  • Go to Douane to get a temporary import for the vehicle. Using the vehicle registration the officer will write out an import form, valid for one month. You can request a two month entry no problem, you just pay twice as much
  • If you have a Carnet de Passage, you don't need the import form and you pay nothing.

Angola Port of Entry

After the pre-visa is granted, travellers can then obtain a visa on arrival at the following designated ports of entry.

After the pre-visa is granted, travellers can then obtain a visa on arrival at the following designated ports of entry.

Upon arrival in Angola, you will have to present your passport along with your printed e-Visa and all the other documents that were part of the application.

Angola Overland

Angola Overland is an extremely diverse and large country that is ready and willing to welcome tourists now the civil war is so far behind them. From jungle in the North to beaches in the West and mountains and deserts in the South, Angola really does have it all. NOTE: Angola's currency, the Kwanza, fluctuates a lot. Because of that there is a thriving black market rate that is usually around 50% better than the official rate. Bring US Dollars in cash with you to exchange on the street - the bigger notes get a better exchange rate ($100 is preferred). Because the rates change so much, prices listed on this page are indicative only. It's entirely possible things will cost half (or twice) as much during your visit.

Angola Overland Vehicle insurance requirements

Insurance does not seem to be required, Police never seem to ask for it for people just transiting through, though you might want to have something to show anyone looking for a bribe.

Driving license: license from your home country will be accepted.

Angola Overland Mandatory items in vehicle

You probably need two safety triangles, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher. It's a good idea to have them to avoid bribery.

Angola Overland Road quality: Roads vary greatly in Angola. There are many, many new highways that rival those anywhere in the world. There are also lots of old broken-up roads with massive potholes and make for some very slow going. In the Namib desert in the South the sandy tracks are extremely primitive.

Angola Visa Fines for Non-Compliance:

Failure to comply with the Angolan government’s measures carries penalties that vary from fines to potential criminal charges.

Not using a mask or using one incorrectly (not covering both the mouth and nose), carries a fine of 10,000 to 15,000 kwanzas.

Business and restaurants that operate outside of the proscribed rules face fines of 200,000 to 350,000 kwanzas and possible temporary closure. Leaving the quarantine area of Luanda (without a negative COVID test result) carries a fine of 250,000 to 350,000 kwanzas. Criminal charges may be brought against anyone who leaves this area.

Stay safe!