República de Angola
- Repubilika ya Ngolac (Kongo)
- Republic of Angola (English)
- Capital » Luanda
- Population » 29 million people
- Languages » Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo
- Religion » Christianity
- Life expectancy » 58 years (men), 64 years (women)
- Currency » kwanza
- Area » 1.25m sq km (481,354 sq miles)
- Angola is situated on the west coast of Africa, bordering Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the South Atlantic Ocean.
- Angola has two seasons:
- Dry season (May to October)
- Hot rainy season (November to April)
- It was know to be difficult to obtain a tourist visa for Angola. Since March 2018, Angola started issuing tourist visas valid for 30 days in a simplified procedure. Visitors must first apply for a pre-visa online with the Migration and Foreigners Service and after such pre-visa is granted they can obtain a visa on arrival at Luanda Airport. However, this may or may not apply to overlanders arriving at land border crossings.
- The tourist visa must be used within 60 days following the date of issue, is valid for one or multiple entries, allows the stay in Angola for a period of up to 30 days and can be extended once for an equal period.
- Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros de Angola (Migration and Foreigners Service) is abbreviated as SME
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- Vaccination recommendations – Includes Yellow Fever (Public Health England)
- US CDC Travelers’ Recommendation
- Angola has been an independent nation since 1975
- Previously was a Portuguese colony
- Countries to the north speak French.
- Although rich in oil and mineral reserves, Angola is one of the poorest in the world
- Overlander Dan Grec – The Road Chose Me – states Angola was one of the top 5 highlights of his time in West African
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This page was updated May 3, 2023