Angola Travel Vaccines and Advice
Escape, discovery and relaxation; these are the words that will qualify your stay in Angola. Unfortunately neglected by tourists, this country allows you to enjoy all the charms of Africa. It has many attractions such as museums, wild and unspoiled nature, an exciting culture, beaches, parks and nature reserves. With a tropical climate, this destination will enchant you whatever the season. You can also enjoy unique experiences with its hunting and fishing traditions, paradisiac beaches and outstanding culture. In the evening, admire the dances of Angolan women to their traditional music; an exceptional show awaits you. Furthermore, you can enjoy long hiking trails in the forests and next to waterfalls. It should be noted that the dry season is from May to September and the rainy season is between October and April.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Angola
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids (blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)|
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Angola
|Acetazolamide/Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current weather in Angola
Medical Care in Angola
If traveling to Angola, it is strongly recommended to bring a full emergency health kit with you because it is difficult to locate certain types of medication in the country. In addition, hospital and emergency services can be inefficient, poor and unreliable. Medical facilities of a fairly reliable standard can be found in Luanda, such as Sagrada Esperança Clinic or Clinica da Mutamba / Medigroup, which offer 24-hour emergency services and basic mid-level care. In addition, the Americo Boavida hospital offers dialysis services.
Hospitals exist in other regions, but many of these offer a poor quality of care. In some cases, the lack of medical equipment and drugs, unfortunately, has the reverse effect; increasing the hospital mortality rate.
To access an ambulance, call 116.
Is Angola Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Provinces of Cabinda and Lunda Norta||High tension, crime and restricted access to basic goods|
|Crime||High risk present|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poor conditions|
|Public transportation||Not recommended; car rental with a driver is advised|
|Telecommunications||Common interruption; most personal cellular phones must be reprogrammed|
|Health||Zika virus warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Angola?
Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
To enter Angola, a passport and a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the expected date of departure.
Proof of immunization is required, especially since there’s a risk of yellow fever.
An ordinary visa will be granted to those who wish to visit Angola by the Angolan diplomatic and consular missions. It must be used within the 60 day period and is valid for a stay up to 30 days. The stay can be extended once for the same amount of time.
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Embassy of Canada to Angola information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Angola (LUANDA)
Rua Rei Katyavala 113,
Tel.: +244 222 448-371 or +244 222 448-377 or +244 222 448-8366
Fax: +244 222 449-494
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Embassy to Angola (HARARE)
45 Baines Avenue,
Tel.: +263 4 252-181 or +263 4 252-182 or +263 4 252-183 or +263 4 252-184 or +263 4 252-185
Fax: +263 4 252-186 or 252-187
Email: [email protected]