Visa policy of Angola

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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 9 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]

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.[2][3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Angola
  Visa-free access
  Online pre-visa/Visa on arrival
  Visa required

Visa exemption[edit]

Ordinary passports[edit]

Citizens of the following 11 countries who are holders of normal passports can visit Angola without a visa for up to 30 days per visit[4][5][6]

Diplomatic and official passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic or official passports of the following countries can also visit Angola without a visa:

Visa waiver agreements for diplomatic and service passports were signed with  Congo,[13]  Hungary,[14]  Ghana[15] and  Qatar[16] and for diplomatic passports with  Morocco[17] and they are yet to come into force.

Online pre-visa/Visa on arrival[edit]

Since 30 March 2018, Angola began issuing tourist visas valid for 30 days in a simplified procedure to visitors from 59 countries.[18] Visitors must first apply for a pre-visa online with the Migration and Foreigners Service. After the pre-visa is granted, they can then obtain a visa on arrival at the following designated ports of entry. Visa fee is US$120.[19][20] In order to obtain a pre-visa, applicants must submit proof of accommodation and subsistence means, a return ticket and the International Certificate of Vaccination.[21]

List of ports:

Nationals of the following 59 countries are eligible:


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.

COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, entry was not allowed for persons who had previously visited China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.[22]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Angola for tourism purpose were nationals from the following countries:[23][24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tourism Visa
  2. ^ Kaza UniVisa to include Angola, Botswana and Namibia
  3. ^ Angola seeks Univisa
  4. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Gulf Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Hidipo Hamutenya. "Namibia and Angola: Analysis of a symbiotic relationship". p. 94. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ [4]
  10. ^ [5]
  11. ^ Visa-free travel for Angola, Zambia citizens begins
  12. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 3 February 2014; from 10 October 2015 [6]
  13. ^ "Angola: Defense Minister Back Home From Congo Brazzaville". Angola Press Agency (Luanda). 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  14. ^
  15. ^ [7]
  16. ^ [8]
  17. ^ Igrouane, Youssef (2017-06-20). "Morocco and Angola Abolish Diplomatic Visa Requirements". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  18. ^ Visa waiver for Cabo Verde from 1 July 2018
  19. ^ SME e-Visa
  20. ^ Angola: Migration Service to Speed Up Visa Exemption Procedure
  21. ^ Africa: Angola Offers Visa On Arrival to Nationals From 61 Countries
  22. ^ CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK - UPDATE 14.03.2020, International Air Transport Association
  23. ^ Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2014
  24. ^ Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2015