Presidential Decree 56/18, of 20 February 2018, which approved the regime on the exemption from tourist visas and the administrative procedures aimed at facilitating their issuance was recently enacted. The statute shall enter into force on 30 March 2018.
The new rules state that nationals of the Republics of Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe, as well as Singapore, are not required to hold a visa when entering Angola for tourism stays of up to 30 days per entry and 90 days per year.
Nationals of other African countries, as well as from Asia, Europe, and Oceania, may now benefit from a simplified regime for the granting of tourist visas, the rules of which provide that (i) diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Angola are required to issue tourist visas within a period of no more than 3 working days and (ii) tourist visa applications may be submitted online through the official internet site of the Angola Migration Services.
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