Angola Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Mar 27, 2003
This Travel Warning is being issued to provide updated information on the
security situation in Angola and to update the contact information for the
U.S. Embassy in Luanda. This Travel Warning supersedes the one issued on
August 23, 2002.
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the potential risk of travel
to the Republic of Angola. The November 21, 2002, signing of a peace
agreement marked the definitive end of 25 years of civil conflict.
Nevertheless, a severely deteriorated infrastructure and other legacies of
the war, including land mines, continue to inhibit safe movement throughout
Angola. Occasional acts of banditry have been reported on roads in the
interior, and any ground travel outside the major cities should be
undertaken during daylight hours only.
Tourist facilities in Luanda are limited and expensive, and facilities are
minimal in the rest of the country. Police and military are heavily armed,
and their authority should not be challenged. Street crime, sometimes
violent, is common in the capital. Because of unreliable communications and
the difficulty of travel within country, the Embassy is able to provide only
limited consular assistance outside of Luanda.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to register with and obtain updated information
on travel and security from the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in
Luanda located at the Casa Inglesa Complex,
Rua Major Kanhangula No. 132/135, tel. 244-2-371-645 or 396-727; fax
244-2-390-515. The Embassy is located on Rua Houari Boumedienne in the
Miramar area of Luanda, P.O. Box 6468,
tel. 244-2-447-028/(445-481)/(446-224); (24-hour duty officer
244-92-404-209); fax 244-2-446-924. The Consulate may be contacted by
e-mail at [email protected]
Further information on travel to Angola is also located on the Embassy web
site at http://angola.usembassy.gov.
For further information about conditions in Angola, please consult the
Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet on Angola and the
Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, available via the Internet at