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Route Luanda-Lisbon with 12 connections scheduled until 25 October

TAP and TAAG have 12 flights scheduled on the Luanda-Lisbon route until 25 October, but the number is expected to increase given the resumption of international connections with Angola from 21 September.

: Lusa
Lusa  

According to the website of the Consulate of Portugal in Luanda, TAP will operate Luanda-Lisbon connections on 11 and 16 September at 10:45pm and on 18 at 11:20pm.

TAAG will operate flights on this route on 13, 15, 17 and 27 September and on 4, 11, 18 and 25 October.

The Angolan government announced on Tuesday that it will reopen the airspace to international flights, after almost six months of closure, from September 21 no longer requiring authorization to enter the country.

Entries and exits of the country are, however, subject to a covid-19 screening test, based on molecular biology (RT-PCR), up to 72 hours before boarding.

TAP source told Lusa that the airline "is prepared to resume flights between Portugal and Angola as soon as the pandemic-motivated restrictions are lifted," planning to resume regular operation to Angola with four flights a week between Lisbon and Luanda.

The principle of the sanitary fence in Angolan territory remains, but the government has broadened the categories of citizens framed in the exceptions of those who can enter and leave the national territory, namely Angolan citizens and foreign residents, as well as foreign professionals who provide services in Angola and foreigners with work visas.

National citizens and residents in Angolan territory, as well as non-residents holding work visas are required to undergo home quarantine for at least seven days, and a new test is mandatory for discharge.

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