COVID-19: State of Emergency in Angola

30 March 2020

On Wednesday, 25 March 2020, in view of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the President of the Republic of Angola declared a State of Emergency throughout the national territory from 00:00 LT on 27 March 2020 for a period of 15 days, subject to renewal.

According to an official source, a total of 5 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Luanda with two deaths being reported in the last 24 hours.

Confinement Measures

All educational establishments and non-essential shops and businesses are now closed.  Food shops, banks, telecommunications and press services remain open.

Travel from one province or town to another is only authorized to transport food or in an emergency.

All air, sea and land borders are closed to passengers with a view to containing the COVID-19 outbreak.  There are no commercial flights operating at Luanda airport.

In the ports

All ports remain open to cargo vessels only.

All crew or stowaway disembarkations are prohibited but medical evacuations are authorized.

Due to the confinement measures, Budd’s Angolan staff are working from home.

Information provided by

Filipe Bonfim, Budd Angola

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