The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends that comprehensive travel insurance, including personal medical insurance with a provision for medical evacuation, is obtained before travelling to Angola. Travellers should note that the Irish Government is not responsible for any personal expenses incurred by medical treatment abroad, emergency medical repatriation or for repatriation of remains.
For entry requirements and immigration information, please contact the Embassy of Angola to Ireland which is located in London. Contact details are as follows:
- Address: 22 Dorset Street, London W1U 6QY, United Kingdom
- Telephone: 0044 207 299 9850
- Webpage: www.angola.org.uk
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you when travelling to Angola and you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times during your stay.
SAFETY & SECURITY
Irish Citizens are advised to avoid public demonstrations.
The threat from terrorism in Angola is low. But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
We advise against all but essential travel to North and South Lunda Provinces, where there has been police activity to expel illegal diamond miners, and the interior of Cabinda Province, where there is an active separatist movement.
Travel outside Luanda can be difficult and dangerous. There is widespread poverty, social exclusion and disease; a shattered infrastructure and large numbers of mines and unexploded ordnance throughout most of the country. If you travel outside Luanda, you should only do so in the company of persons or organisations experienced in local conditions.
In the capital, Luanda, criminal violence including muggings,
car-jackings and armed hold-ups can occur in any area at any
time. Muggings, particularly to steal mobile telephones, as
well as armed car-jackings appear to be on the increase. A
high proportion of the civil population is armed. We advise
against walking around Luanda after dark.
Road conditions are poor and travel is usually in convoy. Outside major urban areas, mines and unexploded ordnance continue to be a significant problem. You are advised to keep to well-established routes and take local advice on the current situation from the United Nations or an international Non-Governmental Organisation on the ground.
Cholera and malaria are constant threats. We recommend that you drink only boiled or bottled water and seek professional medical advice on malaria prophylaxis before leaving Ireland.
ASSISTANCE FOR IRISH CITIZENS IN ANGOLA
The Embassy of Ireland to Angola is located in Maputo, Mozambique. Please click here for the Embassy's contact details.
All Irish citizens intending to travel to Angola are strongly advised to register their details with the Department of Foreign Affairs. You can access the Travel Registration system here.Top