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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Angola Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Angola

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Angola. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Angola shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Angola), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.9), Namibia (3.2), Zambia with 3.2 and Republic of the Congo with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Angola

There are currently 353 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Angola. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 19 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Angola.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Angola

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Angola.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Angola from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Angola. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban areas due to crime and kidnapping. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/angola-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - I Luanda förekommer mycket brottslighet och trafiken är kaotisk. På landsbygden finns risk för landminor.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AO

Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Angola.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Cabinda

Info: Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/angola

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions. If you're in Angola and your visa has reached its expiry date, it'll stay valid until 30 August 2020. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/angola

Individual rating changes for Angola

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Angola. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Angola changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Angola to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Angola changed from 2.3 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Angola to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Angola to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Angola changed from 2.0 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Angola with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Angola changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Angola with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Angola with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Angola with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Angola with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Angola with a rating of 1.0.

About Angola

Angola with its capital Luanda is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly less than twice the size of Texas (1,246,700 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate can be described as semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April). The landscape is narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau. With a population of about 12.53 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Luanda
Population about 12.53 million
Size 1.246.700 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Common languages Portuguese
Currency Kwanza (short: AOA)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +244
Internet Top Level Domain .ao
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 AGO
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 24

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Angola is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation of tropical rain forest
  • desertification
  • in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures
  • resulting in loss of biodiversity
  • soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams

Natural hazzards

  • locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Angola. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. basic metal products
  2. bauxite
  3. brewing
  4. cement
  5. diamonds
  6. feldspar
  7. fish processing
  8. food processing
  9. gold
  10. iron ore

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. fish
  7. forest products
  8. livestock
  9. manioc
  10. plantains

Angolan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Angola.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton
  3. crude oil
  4. diamonds
  5. fish
  6. fish products
  7. refined petroleum products
  8. sisal
  9. timber

Import products

  1. electrical equipment
  2. food
  3. machinery
  4. medicines
  5. military goods
  6. spare parts
  7. textiles
  8. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Angola?

Angola is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Angola.

Is it safe to travel Angola in 2020?

Visiting the country Angola is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Angola?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Angola.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Angola?

There are currently 353 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Angola. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 19 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Angola.

What is the size of Angola?

Angola has a size of 1,246,700 km² or 481,353 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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