How the Medical system works in Angola

Medical facilities and services, including emergency care, are severely limited outside of Luanda and do not meet U.S. standards. In the capital, some private clinics offer modern medical equipment, internationally trained staff, and 24-hour emergency services including ambulances, but quality and consistency of medical care varies greatly. These clinics typically require pre-payment before admission and do not accept international credit cards or private medical insurance.

Buying medication in Angola

Always carry prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription. Bring preventative and over-the-counter medicines. Check with the Embassy of Angola to verify your medications are legal before you travel.


Vaccinations in Angola

Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccinations against yellow fever are required

The following diseases are prevalent:

Malaria is a risk in Angola. Fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip. Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking the pills; some need to be started before you leave.

Other considerations are rabies, typhoid fever, traveler’s diarrhea, Chikugunya, Zika, marine hazards, Tuberculosis, Schistosomiasis, and Hepatitis C.

Source: US Department of State, CDC