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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.

The US has issued a precautionary security notice for its citizens advising them to avoid 3 locations in Luanda: Belas Shopping; Ulengo Commercial Center; and Hotel Baia. You should remain vigilant in these areas and check this page for any further updates.

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.

Most visits to Angola are trouble-free.

There is a low threat from terrorism.

The [Overseas Business Risk service] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/overseas-business-risk) 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.

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