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Travelled to Angola in 2021

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Submitted on Aug 29, 2021 Useful Info

Getting into Angola

By plane.

  • Luanda-4-de-Fevereiro is an airport and is situated 4km outside Luanda.
  • It is the main airport in the country and connects the country to many other nations as this is where most international flights land.
  • There are several amenities at the airport such as public phones and bank facilities at the airport.
  • Although there has never been a very reliable taxi service in and around the airport, the penetration of online taxi services such as Uber is increasingly being used in the country.
  • TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola which is the national carrier has flights between Luanda and many other African countries such as South Africa (Johannesburg), Namibia (Windhoek), Zimbabwe(Harare) and The Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa).
  • The company has also started intercontinental flights such as a daily flight to Lisbon in Portugal and two or three times weekly flights to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo both in Brazil.
  • There are of course other international carriers that fly into the country such as;
  1. Emirates airways - It flies to over 100 different destinations.
  2. Ethiopian Airways - It connects Luanda to Addis Ababa.
  3. South African Airways - this connects Luanda to Johannesburg.
  4. British Airways - Connects Luanda to London.
  5. Kenya Airways - From 2010, the company started weekly flights from Nairobi to Luanda.

By road.

  • Angola has several entry points that are accessible by road.
  • You can go in from Namibia at the border post near Oshikango(Namibia)/Ngiva(Angola).
  • Since 2006 there have been extensive road constructions with the aid of the Chinese. However, the quality is not good all the time so you must always be careful.
  • Travelling into the country by road, you might be required to produce the following;
  1. Police clearance from the country of origin.
  2. Where the vehicle is registered.
  3. Original registration certificate of the vehicle, licence discs or insurance that is up to date.