Portugal, Brazil, Cabo Verde, the United States, Russia and China are among the 98 countries to which Angola no longer requires a tourist visa for annual stays of less than 90 days a year.
According to a presidential decree published on Monday in the official government gazette, citizens from these countries are now exempt from tourist visa requirements for a period of up to 30 days per entry and 90 days per year.
They will have to fulfil the “formalities applicable at border posts”, which are not detailed in the decree, present a passport valid for longer than the period of stay and an international vaccination certificate whenever justified.
The 14 African countries exempt from tourist visa requirements include Cabo Verde, Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana and Rwanda, while the 11 Asian countries on the list include China and Japan, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, South Korea and Timor-Leste.
The European list includes 35 countries, including all those in the European Union, Russia, Norway and Turkey.
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico are among the American countries exempt.
The decree also applies to 14 countries in Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand and 16 small states and islands in the Caribbean and Pacific region.
The presidential decree also includes simplification procedures for granting tourist visas to citizens from countries that are not on this list, directing diplomatic and consular missions to adopt a “simplified and unbureaucratic service” that guarantees the granting of tourist visas in less than three working days.
Applicants must present a passport valid for more than six months, a return ticket and an international vaccination certificate whenever justified.
Source : Macau Business