Travel advice for Angola.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Angola.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

 

  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in US dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

New Kwanza AOA

Currency exchange rate

AOA 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ AOA 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • High crime rate.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

National language

Official language

Portuguese

Voltage

220 volt

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passaporto valido almeno ancora 6 mesi dopo la fine del soggiorno con visto.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Luanda, Rua Agostinho Tomé das Neves 8, Bairro Maianga
Tel. +244 222 353 710 / +244 222 352 316

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 11.00 h and 14.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Driving

International driver's licence required for car rentals.

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time

Capital

Luanda

Country code for calling Switzerland

01 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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