RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL TO ENTER/EXIT ANGOLA

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS


Worldwide, the COVID-19 developments differ per country and region. Gradually, it is possible again to travel, but governments have set travel restrictions. 

The Angolan government has put in place restrictions that we need to adhere to in order to operate commercial international flights. Please note that as the COVID-19 situation changes on a daily basis, these guidelines are also subject to change.

It is the responsibility of the customer to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to and to ensure that the correct travel and health documentation is in order while travelling.

Who is allowed to enter Angola?

Only:
  • Nationals and Residents*
  • Those travelling for professional purposes rendering services to public or private entities.
  • Those holding work permits and for technical shifts or rotations
  • Official visitors
  • Diplomatic and consular staff to/from Angola
  • Humanitarian & medical emergencies

*Presidential decree of 10 May 2021 states that non-residents travelling to Angola from India and Brazil are temporarily not allowed to enter Angola.  This also applies to all passengers who have transited via these two countries. For Angolan citizens and residents institutional quarantine is mandatory. The decree is valid until 08 June 2021.

N.B. The following documents that have expired after 28 February 2020 are valid to travel to Angola until 30 April 2021:  
  • Angolan passport and residence permit
  • Work permit and temporary stay visa
  • Student and Investor visa
  • Refugee card

Is it possible to travel from Angola?

Yes, even if the Angolan borders are still closed you are allowed to travel from Angola as long as you have the correct travel documentation and fulfil the health requirements to enter the country of your final destination and transit port of entry.

All passengers travelling from Angola must present to the Angolan airport authorities a copy of a negative RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 test with the sample collected no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result is required for all passengers, including children and infants.

Travellers are advised to prepare well for their journey by checking the travel and health restrictions of the countries to which they travel. This can be done via the Air France website Travel Doc or via the IATA Travel Centre website.

Air France Travel Doc
IATA Travel Centre

All travellers to France must complete a travel certificate  and carry it at all times during their journey.   

It is the responsibility of the customer to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to and to ensure that the correct travel and health documentation is in order while travelling. 

WHAT DO TRAVELLERS NEED TO DO TO TRAVEL TO FRANCE?

Since January 18, 2021, all passengers seeking to travel to France, regardless of their nationality, must:
  • present a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours prior to departure (this applies to children from the age of 11)
  • commit to a 7-day self-isolation period and undergo a second PCR test at the end of that period
  • present the required certificates which may be downloaded on the French Ministry of the Interior's website
 
Passengers with France as their final destination, will not be allowed to board without a printed negative PCR test certificate.

Travellers who transfer to a destination outside of France are not concerned by the measures mentioned above nevertheless they must observe the entry regulations of the final destination country.  

It is the responsibility of the traveller to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to/transited via and to ensure that they are in possession of the required travel and health documentation.

WHAT DO TRAVELLERS NEED TO DO TO TRAVEL TO THE NETHERLANDS?

As of March 16, 2021, all customers (aged 13 and over) travelling to the Netherlands, or in connection in Amsterdam, will be required to present:

  • For transfer passengers
A negative NAAT-test result taken less than 72 hrs before arrival in AMS.

  • For all passengers travelling to Amsterdam as their final destination from high-risk countries
A negative NAAT-test result taken less than 72 hours before arrival in AMS + a negative Rapid (Antigen) test result taken less than 24 hours before boarding OR a negative NAAT-test result taken less than 24 hrs before boarding.


NB: COVID-19 NAAT test is a new terminology for COVID-19 PCR tests. COVID-19 NAAT tests are: PCR, mPOCT, NAAT, RT-PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA.  
For travellers whose final destination is the Netherlands, they are strongly urged to self-quarantine for a period of 10 days. After five days they can get tested. If the result of this PCR test is negative they may end their self-quarantine.  

Passengers will not be allowed to board without the required printed negative test results/certificates. 

More information about the additional mandatory rapid test can be found here.

It is the responsibility of the traveller to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to/transited via and to ensure that they are in possession of the required travel and health documentation.

Travel requirements for all countries can be checked at http://airfrance.traveldoc.aero.

What is required of all travellers to enter Angola?


Prior to departure for Angola, all travellers must present a copy of a negative RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 test with the sample collected no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result is required for all passengers, including children and infants. 

Prior to departure, all travellers are required to complete the Angolan Travel Registration Form (FRV) up to 72 hours before departure.  

Upon arrival in Angola, Angolan Health Authorities will subject all travellers to a COVID19 rapid test (Antigen). If the test comes back positive, travellers will be subjected to an institutional quarantine. If the result is negative travellers will be subject to home quarantine for a minimum of 7 days from arrival date and are required to perform a rapid COVID-19 test to be discharged from quarantine by Angolan Health Authorities.

What is required of Business travellers to enter Angola?

Travellers, who wish to undertake business travel to Angola, must obtain the visa online and provide the documents to enter Angola for business purposes: 
  • A photo of standard size. Width (381 - 571) pixels. Height (496 - 744) pixels. Maximum file size - 200 KB. Image format - JPEG.
  • Copy of Passport recognised in the Republic of Angola with at least 6 months validity: A copy of the passport page that displays data and photo, Maximum file size - 70 KB, Image format – JPEG
  • The following supporting document images should be scanned in grey scale with resolution of a minimum 100dpi and a maximum of 150dpt in JPEG ir TIFF format. Maximum file size TIFF-15360 KB (15MB). Maximum file size JPEG – 350 KB
    • Vaccine certificate : International Vaccine Certificate valid
    • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation or proof of accommodation
    • Proof of livelihoods: proof of livelihoods is 200 USD per each day of stay in territory
    • Ticket reservation: ticket with return
    • Visa fee: 120 USD

An approval response should be received prior to departure for Angola.

A visa may be obtained on arrival for passengers who were unable to obtain one from a consulate authority in advance, provided they are holding a completed pre-registration for a tourist visa (visa sub type Tourist/Business visa) and a completed copy of the form for the visa on arrival (visto de fronteira). It is advisable to contact the Angolan Embassy or consulate of your country of departure for further guidance.

What happens if the traveller is not able to get the COVID-19 PCR test and results on time prior to departure?

All tickets are changeable to a later date without a rebooking fee, however a fare difference might still apply. Rebooking must be completed before initial departure date to avoid being a NO SHOW.

Will Air France be operating from/to Angola?

Air France will be operating two (2) weekly flights from/to Angola as per commercial aviation restrictions of the Angolan government. Travellers will have to abide by the regulations to travel from/to Angola.

All Air France flights from/to Angola are open for sale through travel agencies, directly through our sales and service center (+244 923 165470 / mail.esales.lad@airfrance.fr) or on our website.

Updated schedules from/to Luanda can be found here.

Are all countries allowed to book flights from/to Angola?

All Air France flights from/to Angola are open for sale and bookable by all channels (direct/indirect, online/offline) by all points of sale. Travellers can book through their preferred channel as long as they comply with the regulations to travel from/to Angola.

Where can travellers get a PCR COVID-19 test in France?

For travellers who need a health certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 depending on their final destination, Air France proposes official test facilities.  

Air France has partnerships with the Synlab (with appointment) and BioGroup (with or without appointment) laboratories in Paris and in France. More information can be found here.

Travellers can also visit the Doctolib website to make appointments with other laboratories in France for a Covid-19 PCR test.

Paris Aéroports has set up a Covid-19 test center (PCR or antigenic) for passengers departing from Paris airports. More information can be found here.


Where can I find information regarding hygiene & safety measures?

Air France enforces strict health and safety measures on board and at the airport. In-flight safety is more of a priority than ever, and you can be sure that Air France does everything possible to ensure travel in full compliance with the strictest health regulations. 

Please click here for information on our health and safety measures.
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