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RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL TO ENTER/EXIT ANGOLA

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Worldwide, the COVID-19 developments differ per country and region. Gradually, it is possible again to travel, but governments have set travel restrictions.  The Angolan government has put in place restrictions that we need to adhere to in order to operate commercial international flights. Please note that as the COVID-19 situation changes on a daily basis, these guidelines are also subject to change.

WHO IS ALLOWED TO ENTER ANGOLA?

Entries and exits from Angolan territory are allowed for the purposes of:

  • Return of national citizens and foreigners residing in Angola, or foreign citizens holding a refugee card
  • Entry of citizens holding an investor's visa and a temporary stay visa
  • Return of foreign citizens to their countries
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Technical scales
  • Entry and departure of diplomatic and consular personnel

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRAVEL FROM ANGOLA?

Yes, the Angolan borders are now open and you are allowed to travel from Angola as long as you have the correct travel documentation and fulfil the health requirements to enter the country of your final destination and transit port of entry. Travellers are advised to prepare well for their journey by checking the travel and health restrictions of the countries to which they travel. This can be done via the Air France website Travel Doc or via the IATA Travel Centre website.

WHAT DO TRAVELLERS NEED TO DO TO TRAVEL TO FRANCE?

The French government revise the restrictions for travel to France.  The flow of travel is done according to the health situation in the different countries and the vaccination of the travellers.  A classification of countries has been defined based on health indicators. The list of countries can adjust depending on the COVID-19 developments per country.  Angola currently falls within the “green” list of countries. All passengers seeking to travel from Angola to France as a final destination, regardless of their nationality, must meet the below requirements: fully vaccinated travellers are no longer subject to restrictions to travel to France, whatever the country of departure (red, orange or green).

  • No negative test at departure is required for travelers who have been vaccinated according to European regulations. These travelers must present proof of this vaccination to the transport company and to the border control authorities.
  • Non-vaccinated travelers must present to the transport company and to the border control authorities a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old or an antigen test result less than 48 hours old before departure (departure of the first flight in case of a connection) or a certificate of recovery (positive result of a PCR or antigen test performed more than 11 days and less than 6 months before.
  • No measures (tests, isolation) are in effect upon arrival in metropolitan France.

The current modalities of entry into France apply strictly according to country classification and vaccination status and for all passengers aged 12 years or older. Vaccines recognized by France are those validated by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer, R-Pharma and Fiocruz). The Covishield vaccine (equivalent to Astrazeneca vaccine but manufactured in India) is also recognized by France. Please note: from 22 September, when a customer has a complete vaccination recognized by the WHO** and has also received a booster dose of an ARNm vaccine (Pfizer - COMIRNATY, Moderna - Spikevax), his or her vaccination scheme is complete and accepted for entry into France. The concerned vaccines are: - **CORONAVAC - Sinovac Laboratory // **Sinopharm - Beijing Institute of Biological Products // **COVAXIN - Bharat Biotech Laboratory (since 5 November 2021). The scheme is complete 7 days after the booster dose. Wearing of masks on board as from 03 January 2022 Since 03 January, 2022, it is mandatory for adults and children over 6 years of age to wear a surgical mask (or FFP1, 2 or 3 without an exhaust valve) at the airport and on board all our aircraft. It is the responsibility of the traveller to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to/transited via and to ensure that they are in possession of the required travel and health documentation. Air France Travel Doc IATA Travel Centre All travellers to France must complete a travel certificate and carry it at all times during their journey. It is the responsibility of the customer to check the local health requirements of the country being travelled to and to ensure that the correct travel and health documentation is in order while travelling.

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ALL TRAVELLERS TO ENTER ANGOLA?

Prior to departure for Angola, all travelers must present a printed copy of a negative RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 test with the sample collected no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The test result is required for all passengers, including children and infants. Since the 01st March 2022, 7 days of home quarantine is required for all non-vaccinated travelers arriving in Angola. Passengers with proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a negative result on upon arrival test are exempt from quarantine. Upon arrival in Angola, Angolan Health Authorities will subject all travelers  to a COVID19 rapid test (Antigen). Since the 05th of January  2022, the antigen test at arrival must be paid by the traveler and costs 11.428,18AKZ or the equivalent on foreign currency . Forms of payment accepted are : TPA/ATM (VISA), Multicaixa Express, Bank reference and Cash or in advance online servicos.minfin.gov.ao. If the test comes back positive, travelers will be subjected to an institutional quarantine.

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF BUSINESS TRAVELLERS TO ENTER ANGOLA?

Travellers, who wish to undertake business travel to Angola, must obtain the visa online and provide the documents to enter Angola for business purposes:

  • A photo of standard size. Width (381 - 571) pixels. Height (496 - 744) pixels. Maximum file size - 200 KB. Image format - JPEG.
    • Copy of Passport recognised in the Republic of Angola with at least 6 months validity: A copy of the passport page that displays data and photo, Maximum file size - 70 KB, Image format – JPEG
      • The following supporting document images should be scanned in grey scale with resolution of a minimum 100dpi and a maximum of 150dpt in JPEG ir TIFF format. Maximum file size TIFF-15360 KB (15MB). Maximum file size JPEG – 350 KB
        • Vaccine certificate : International Vaccine Certificate valid
        • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation or proof of accommodation
        • Proof of livelihoods: proof of livelihoods is 200 USD per each day of stay in territory
        • Ticket reservation: ticket with return
        • Visa fee: 120 USD

An approval response should be received prior to departure for Angola. A visa may be obtained on arrival for passengers who were unable to obtain one from a consulate authority in advance, provided they are holding a completed pre-registration for a tourist visa (visa sub type Tourist/Business visa) and a completed copy of the form for the visa on arrival (visto de fronteira). It is advisable to contact the Angolan Embassy or consulate of your country of departure for further guidance.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE TRAVELLER IS NOT ABLE TO GET THE COVID-19 PCR TEST AND RESULTS ON TIME PRIOR TO DEPARTURE?

All tickets are changeable to a later date without a rebooking fee, however a fare difference might still apply. Rebooking must be completed before initial departure date to avoid being a NO SHOW.

WILL AIR FRANCE BE OPERATING FROM/TO ANGOLA?

Air France is operating three (3) weekly flights from/to Angola as per commercial aviation restrictions of the Angolan government. Travellers will have to abide by the regulations to travel from/to Angola. All Air France flights from/to Angola are open for sale through travel agencies, directly through our sales and service center (+244 923 165470 / mail.esales.lad@airfrance.fr) or on our website. Updated schedules from/to Luanda can be found here.

ARE ALL COUNTRIES ALLOWED TO BOOK FLIGHTS FROM/TO ANGOLA?

All Air France flights from/to Angola are open for sale and bookable by all channels (direct/indirect, online/offline) by all points of sale. Travellers can book through their preferred channel as long as they comply with the regulations to travel from/to Angola.

WHERE CAN TRAVELLERS GET A PCR COVID-19 TEST IN FRANCE?

For travellers who need a health certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 depending on their final destination, Air France proposes official test facilities. Air France has partnerships with the Synlab (with appointment) and BioGroup (with or without appointment) laboratories in Paris and in France. More information can be found here. Travellers can also visit the Doctolib website to make appointments with other laboratories in France for a Covid-19 PCR test. Paris Aéroports has set up a Covid-19 test center (PCR or antigenic) for passengers departing from Paris airports. More information can be found here.

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION REGARDING HYGIENE & SAFETY MEASURES?

Air France enforces strict health and safety measures on board and at the airport. In-flight safety is more of a priority than ever, and you can be sure that Air France does everything possible to ensure travel in full compliance with the strictest health regulations.  Please click here for information on our health and safety measures.