An official source from the Ministry of Health and the Interministerial Commission to Combat Covid-19, in statements to Novo Jornal, explained that although Portugal no longer requires a test and passengers can enter the country only with a valid vaccination certificate from this date onwards. On Mondays, national authorities will continue to ask for the presentation of a negative test until 72 hours before departure.
The same source justified the decision with the fact that Angola had its borders closed: "The country's borders remain closed, with entrances and exits subject to health control defined by the competent authorities, so says the latest presidential decree".
He also considered, quoted by Novo Jornal, that "countries are free to take whatever measures they want, for the good of their people" and that "at the level of the Multisectoral Commission for the Prevention and Combat of Covid-19, this issue was analyzed and the authorities Angolans will continue to demand the presentation of negative pre-shipment tests carried out 72 hours before".
According to the same newspaper, Angola's decision comes at a time when several criticisms have been made on social networks about the fact that a test is being required that will not have to be presented at the time of disembarkation.