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General Information

Airports: Angola is well served in terms of airports. The 4th of February Airport in Luanda is open to international air traffic.

Customs:
Upon arrival in Luanda, passengers must pass through either the red or green corridor depending on what goods they have to declare. Personal items are not subject to tax.

Entry Formalities: Passport with entry visa to nationals of all countries. Any visitor wishing to enter Angola must first obtain a visa from their country of origin. It is necessary to present an up-to-date photograph, passport and fill in the respective form.

Health:
In order to enter Angola all visitors must be in possession of a certificate declaring they have been vaccinated against yellow fever. During their stay visitors should take special precautions to avoid mosquito bites and possible exposure to malaria. Extra care should also be taken when drinking water and eating local tropical food. It is advisable to drink only bottled water. Should medical assistance be required, well equipped clinics are available. Vaccines: Yellow fever.

Climate:
generally hot and humid during the rainy season from October to April, and dryer and milder from May to September.

Tourism: Climate, beaches, rivers, waterfalls, hunting, fishing, gastronomy, dances and music.

Hour: The hour does not change during the year and Angola uses GMT/UTC.

Gastronomy: Fish and shellfish of excellent quality; very rich cookery with Afro-Portuguese mixture.

Public services: 08:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

Trade: 08:30 to 12:00 / 15:00 to 19:00

Banks: 08:30 to 11:30 / 14:00 to 15:30 (Monday to Friday).

Driving: Right hand drive. An international or local license is required.

Currency: The national currency is the Kwanza and in view of frequent alterations in exchange rates in relation to the dollar, currency should be obtained from the Banks. Currency may be exchanged at banks and at exchange agencies. It is not permitted to take Angolan currency out of the country.

International Dialing code: 244

Posl Services: The Angolan Postal Company has offices in the main centers of the country and provides
good quality service.

Mobile Phone Service: 244 9

Weights and Measures: Metric system

Electricity: 220V AC, 50 cycle

National Holidays: January 1 New Year’s Day, January 4 Martyr’s Day, February 4 Start of Liberation War, February 8 Carnival Day, March 8 International Women’s Day, March 25 Good Friday, April 4 Day of Peace and econciliation, May 1 Labour Day, May 25 African Day, June 1 International Children’s Day, September 17 National Hero Day,
November 2 Remembrance Day, November 11 Independence Day, December 25 Christmas Day.