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Reviewed 22 October 2013, 10:30 NZDT
Still current at: 05 December 2013
There is high risk to your security in the provinces of Cabinda, North Lunda and South Lunda due to violent crime, banditry and kidnapping and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel.
There is some riskto your security elsewhere in Angola due to the high level of violent crime and we advise caution.
There are high levels of violent crime in Angola, particularly in the provinces of Cabinda, North Lunda and South Lunda. Armed robbery, carjackings and muggings are common, but more prevalent at night. New Zealanders are advised not to travel outside the capital unless they have made adequate security arrangements with a reliable organisation familiar with local conditions.
We recommend you avoid walking alone and travelling after dark and to isolated areas. You should avoid displaying or wearing items that appear valuable, such as mobile phones, cameras and jewellery. When travelling by car, it is advisable to keep doors locked and windows up at all times and hide valuables from view. No resistance should be given if you are the victim of an armed robbery or mugging as this could lead to an escalation in violence. New Zealanders should be aware that areas frequented by foreigners are particular targets and crowded places, such as markets, should be avoided.
Landmines and unexploded munitions present a hazard outside the major cities. We recommend you remain on well-used roads and paths as mined areas are often unmarked.
General Travel Advice
The Angolan authorities are sensitive to the presence of foreigners in the diamond producing areas of North and South Lunda provinces. Travellers may be subject to restrictions on movement or detention by security forces in these areas.
As there is no New Zealand diplomatic presence in Angola, the ability of the government to provide consular assistance to New Zealand citizens is severely limited.
New Zealanders travelling or living in Angola should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Angola are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa is accredited to Angola
Contact details are:
Street Address 125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa
Postal Address Private Bag X27, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria 0075, South Africa
Telephone +27 12 435 9000 Facsimile +27 12 435 9002
Website New Zealand High Commission Pretoria [external link]
Office Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630hrs