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Located in southern Africa, Angola has tropical beaches deserts and cultural history.
Travelers find themselves enchanted by hospitable communities and dazzling landmarks, like the Fortaleza de São Miguel.
Whether you are looking to set sail on a coastal escape up the Atlantic Ocean, to check an african safari off of your bucket list; Angola provides a trip filled with relaxation and exploration.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Angola. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Angola: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travelers over 9 months of age. Recent outbreaks in Brazil and various regions of Africa have underscored the importance of this vaccine.
Dengue, malaria and chikungunya are also present in Angola. Make sure to bring mosquito repellent and netting. Antimalarials may be recommended based on your itinerary.
Some tick-borne infections are present as well. Be sure to take precautions.
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A tourist visa is required for entry to Angola. A passport with at least six month’s validity is also required.
Visitors must show proof of yellow fever vaccination at entry. If you do not have proof of vaccination you may be sent home or quarantined for up to 10 days.
For more information, see our Angola visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
There are two seasons: a dry, cool season from June to late September, and a rainy, hot season from October to April or May. The average temperature is in the high-60’s. The weather is warmer along the coast and cooler on the central plateau.
Angola has a very distinct climate. The best time to visit Angola is during the winter months from May to October. Dry season occurs throughout May to October, and the hot rainy season which is November to April.
This region of Africa can be dangerous. It is important to be aware of the potential dangers in the area.
Several epidemics have plagued the region of Angola. Yellow fever outbreaks are known to occur. Vaccination is required for entry to avoid the virus’s spread.
Angola has also suffered war, and still affects certain areas of local life, to this day. Some of these areas contain large amounts of active landmines and explosives. Avoid wandering off of roads or trails in the rural Angola.
Crime rates are high throughout the country. Be careful in urban and rural areas. Avoid walking alone at night and travel in a group.
Outside of Luanda, this park is a wildlife sanctuary with stunning natural environments. The park began as a preserve in 1938 and evolved into a National Park in 1957.
Following the civil war, the Parque Nacional de Kissama is the only functioning national park in Angola. The park’s population of buffalo, elephants and sea turtles is currently thriving. The park also received 10 elephants by air from Russia in 2000.
Like many African nations, Angola requires a bit of extra prep work. Make sure you have everything you need before your trip.
No matter where you are traveling, be aware of the location of the U.S. Embassy. Should you ever need help or find yourself in danger, embassies or consulates can provide aid.
U.S. Embassy Luanda
Rua Houari Boumedienne #32
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