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 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
  Angola
  Visa-free access
  Simplified visa issuance
  Visa required

Visa exemption[edit]

Indefinite stay[edit]

Citizens of  Namibia are granted indefinite visa-free access to Angola, and do not have a limit on the number of visa-free entries into Angola.[4]

30 days[edit]

Citizens of the following 10 countries can visit Angola without a visa, for up to 30 days per visit.[4][5] According to Timatic, citizens of these countries are limited to three visa-free entries per year.[4]

A visa free agreement was signed with  São Tomé and Príncipe, but it has yet to be ratified.[6][7] A visa free agreement was signed with  Turkey, but it has yet to be ratified.[8]

Diplomatic and official passports[edit]

In addition, 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,[15]  Hungary,[16]  Ghana[17] and  Qatar[18] and for diplomatic passports with  Morocco[19] and they are yet to come into force.

  •  Serbia and  Angola signed an agreement of abolishing visas for diplomatic and service passports on 28th of March 2022.[20]

Simplified visa issuance[edit]

Since 30 March 2018, Angola began issuing tourist visas valid for 30 days in a simplified procedure to visitors from 61 countries.[21] 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.[22][23] 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.[24]

List of ports:

Nationals of the following 61 countries are eligible:

Transit[edit]

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 prohibited for persons who had previously visited China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.[25]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Angola for tourism purpose were nationals from the following countries:[26][27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "VISA EXEMPTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN ANGOLA AND MOZAMBIQUE COMES INTO FORCE". Archived from the original on 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
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  14. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 3 February 2014; from 10 October 2015 [1] Archived 2019-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
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  20. ^ "Селаковић: Историјско пријатељство и разумевање Србије и Анголе".
  21. ^ Visa waiver for Cabo Verde from 1 July 2018
  22. ^ "SME e-Visa". Archived from the original on 2018-04-24. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
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  24. ^ "Africa: Angola Offers Visa On Arrival to Nationals From 61 Countries". Archived from the original on 2019-08-25. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  25. ^ CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK - UPDATE 14.03.2020 Archived 2020-06-27 at the Wayback Machine, International Air Transport Association
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  27. ^ "Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2015". Archived from the original on 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2017-10-15.