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Visa policy of Angola

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Visitors to Angola must obtain either a visa in advance from one of the Angolan diplomatic missions or a pre-visa online, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

A tourist visa must be used within 60 days from the issue date and is valid for 30 days, a period that can be extended once for an additional period of 30 days. Passports must have a validity of 6 months and at least 2 blank pages. Transit without visa is allowed for passengers continuing their trip to a third country by the same or first departing plane if they do not leave the airport.[1][2]

In the future, Angola is expected to participate in the KAZA UniVisa programme, which if delivered as planned will allow holders of the KAZA visa to travel freely between Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[3][4]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Angola
  Visa not required for short stays by bilateral agreement
  Visa not required for up to 30 days per entry and 90 days per year
  Visa required

Visa exemption[edit]

The following countries are exempt from visas under bilateral agreements.[5]

Citizens of the following countries can visit Angola without a visa, for up to 30 days per visit.[1][8] According to the Government of Angola, citizens of these countries are limited to three visa-free entries per calendar year.

30 days

A mutual visa free agreement was signed with Turkey, but it has yet to be ratified.[9]

On October 21, 2023, Angola and Kenya agreed that each other would not require visas and would take steps to implement this as soon as possible.[10]

Diplomatic and official passports[edit]

In addition, holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of the following countries can also visit Angola without a visa for a maximum period of 30 days:

Visa waiver agreements for diplomatic and service passports were signed with the Republic of the Congo[18] and Ghana.[19]

Visa waiver agreement for diplomatic passport were signed with Morocco[20] but has not yet to come into force.


Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have the documents required for their next destination.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Angola for tourism purpose were nationals from the following countries:[21][22]

See also[edit]


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  11. ^ Hidipo Hamutenya. "Namibia and Angola: Analysis of a symbiotic relationship". p. 94. Archived from the original on 16 June 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  12. ^ "VISA EXEMPTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN ANGOLA AND MOZAMBIQUE COMES INTO FORCE". 2 December 2017. Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
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  14. ^ Kimenyi, Bryan (28 June 2018). "Angola waives visa requirements for Rwandans". The New Times. The New Times. Archived from the original on 18 August 2023. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
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  16. ^ "Селаковић: Историјско пријатељство и разумевање Србије и Анголе".
  17. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 3 February 2014; from 10 October 2015 [1] Archived 2019-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Angola: Defense Minister Back Home From Congo Brazzaville". Angola Press Agency (Luanda). 2017-06-16. Archived from the original on 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  19. ^ "Ghana, Angola waive Entry Visa Requirements". 9 August 2019. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  20. ^ Igrouane, Youssef (2017-06-20). "Morocco and Angola Abolish Diplomatic Visa Requirements". Morocco World News. Archived from the original on 2020-10-25. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  21. ^ "Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2014". Archived from the original on 2016-11-26. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  22. ^ "Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2015". Archived from the original on 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2017-10-15.