Foreign travel advice

Angola

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Cabinda (but not including Cabinda city) and Lunda Norte. See Local travel.

You should avoid political gatherings and demonstrations, be vigilant and respect advice and instruction given by local security authorities.

You must get a valid visa and/or work permit before you travel to Angola. The process can take a long time and you should apply several weeks before your intended travel date. See Entry Requirements.

There is a high level of crime in Luanda. Don’t walk around the city after dark. See Crime.

UK health authorities have classified Angola as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Most visits to Angola are trouble-free.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Angola, attacks can’t be ruled out. See terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.