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RT-PCR testing for COVID is available at Luanda Medical Center (LMC), by appointment only. Appointment requests should be made at least five days in advance of the date the test is needed.
The cost for the test is 185,000 kwanza. If you would like the technician to come to your place of employment or home, there is an additional fee of 30,000 kwanza. Test results are available in 72 hours.
Clinica Sagrada Esperanca will collect COVID samples and send them to LMC for processing.
Please note that only the RT-PCR test (not the rapid test) will satisfy the requirements of airlines and international airports.
Are commercial flights operating? No
Commercial flights with service to Portugal and Brazil are expected to resume on September 21, 2020 and service to Dubai on October 1, 2020.
Is public transportation operating? Yes
Public transportation is limited to 50 percent capacity until October 1, 2020 and 75 percent from that day onward.
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 5,000 to 10,000 kwanzas.
Business and restaurants that operate outside of the proscribed rules face fines of 100,000 to 250,000 kwanzas and possible temporary closure.
Leaving the quarantine area of Luanda (without a negative COVID test result) carries a fine of 200,000 to 250,000 kwanzas. Criminal charges may be brought against anyone who leaves this area.
Anyone under home quarantine who leaves their home may face a fine from 150,000 to 250,000 kwanzas. They will also be placed in institutional quarantine and could face criminal charges. Anyone who is under home isolation (for a suspected/confirmed case) and violates their isolation faces fines of 250,000 to 300,000 kwanzas, possible criminal charges, and mandatory institutional isolation.