TAP, and Angolan, TAAG airlines have 12 flights scheduled on the Luanda-Lisbon route until October 25, but the number is expected to increase.
Portugal’s flag carrier, TAP, and Angolan, TAAG airlines have 12 flights scheduled on the Luanda-Lisbon route until October 25, but the number is expected to increase, given the resumption of international connections with Angola as of 21 September.
According to the website of the Portuguese Consulate in Luanda, TAP will operate Luanda-Lisbon flights on September 11 and 16 at 22:45 and 18 at 23:20.
TAAG will operate flights on this route on September 13, 15, 17 and 27 and on October 04, 11, 18 and 25.
The Angolan government announced on Tuesday that it will reopen the airspace to international flights, after almost six months of closure, from September 21 no longer require authorization to enter the country.
However, entries and exits from Angola are subject to a Covid-19 screening test, based on molecular biology (RT-PCR), only 72 hours before boarding.
TAP source told Lusa that the airline “is prepared to resume flights between Portugal and Angola as soon as the pandemic-motivated restrictions are lifted,” planning to resume regular operation to Angola with four flights a week between Lisbon and Luanda.
National citizens and residents in Angolan territory, as well as non-residents holding work visas are required to undergo home quarantine for at least seven days, and a new test is mandatory for discharge.
Angola announced on Thursday a daily record of infections, with 125 new cases of Covid-19 and four deaths, totalling 130 deaths and 3,217 infected.