Angola

Angola is home to beautiful national parks, stunning tropical beaches and some fabulous architecture, so it's well worth a visit. Another plus to consider are the recent improvements in the rail network, making it a lot easier to travel around the country via train. Whether you want to top up your tan on a beautiful beach, have a go at some thrilling watersports or discover the tastes of locally sourced fish and traditional cuisine, Angola can provide it all with a backdrop of unspoilt landscapes and natural beauty.


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Destination Information for Angola

Angola is a remote country in central Africa. It remains very poor since being caught in the grips of a civil war from 1975 to 2002. Despite the desperate situation many Angolan people have lived through, the country is has a vast amount of natural resources, including oil, diamonds, agricultural land and hydroelectric power. If you’re planning to visit Angola, you’ll need to know some Portuguese as very few locals speak English.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a high risk of malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.

 

Additional Travel Information for Angola

If you do plan to travel between or outside of major towns in Angola, it’s strongly advised to travel in convoy and to be aware that the road conditions are poor. Other risks include unexploded mines, detention by security services or even armed bandits due to the presence of diamonds in some areas of the country.

Angola is a yellow fever and a high risk malaria zone, so it’s strongly advised that you consult a travel clinic for all the necessary vaccines, malaria tablets and travel health advice before travelling. Angola has also been identified as having a risk of Zika virus. Avoid all visits to the country if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, and take extra steps to prevent mosquito bites, using 50% Deet insect repellent.

Be aware that healthcare outside of the capital Luanda is limited as local doctors and nurses are extremely scarce. In the capital there are a number of private clinics run by external organisations, however these will be expensive and many expect payment for treatment in advance.

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