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Passenger trips to and from abroad from Luanda begin at the end of the month

Passenger travel to and from Luanda starts on 30 June, subject to confirmation by health authorities, and testing of covid-19 is required eight days before the date of travel.

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A Joint Executive Decree of the Ministries of Interior, Transport, Health and Culture, Tourism and Environment regulates, within the scope of the Declaration of the Situation of Public Disaster, for the prevention and risk of the spread of the SARS-VOC-2 virus and the pandemic covid-19, the return to the country of nationals and foreigners, holders of residence permit, refugee card, investor, work, study and temporary stay visas.

The document, published in Diário da República on 12 June, regulates the return to the country of resident nationals and foreigners, the travel of foreign citizens to their respective countries, official travel, entry and exit of cargo, merchandise and postal parcels, aid humanitarian, medical emergencies, technical scales, entry and exit of diplomatic and consular personnel and transfer of corpses, with up to two companions admissible, except the deceased affected by covid-19, whose transfer is prohibited.

The authorities state that the covid-19 test must be administered by entities duly certified by the health authority of the country of origin.

The frequency of flights to be carried out will depend on the air service agreements that may be agreed between the Civil Aviation authorities of Angola and the States involved, established in a specific regulation to be issued by the National Civil Aviation Authorities.

Regarding the option of institutional quarantine in a public center or in a hotel for this purpose, the decree provides that it is defined when scheduling the trip and may be subject to confirmation by the health authorities, if the passenger chooses to stay in a hotel.

For passengers returning to the country, the institutional quarantine of 14 days is mandatory, with the Ministry of Health being responsible for complying with the quarantine and carrying out the test at the Institutional Quarantine Centers, at no cost to the passenger, depending on the available capacity.

"If there is no reception capacity, passengers must, under their own responsibility and costs, carry out the quarantine period in the hotels previously approved by the Ministry of Health", the document emphasizes.

However, the quarantine period can be reduced to seven days if the passenger performs a RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 molecular test, in a private service certified by the Ministry of Health.

Passengers belonging to the diplomatic corps, covered by the Vienna Convention, must comply with home quarantine, after assessment by the health and migratory authorities, and under their supervision, and must be subjected to tests whenever the Ministry of Health considers it necessary.

Passengers are required to fill out a commitment form, which must include their place of residence, address, personal and / or professional telephone contacts and at least two family members (spouse, father, mother, child, sister, ) or professional colleagues (hierarchical or subordinate superiors).

With regard to international passenger travel by sea, rail and road, they are prohibited during the period of Public Disaster.

Air travel by passengers nationwide, from Luanda, begins on the day that the lifting of the sanitary fence is ordered to the province of Luanda.