Angola and China implement diplomatic and service visa exemption

13 April 2015

The Angolan and Chinese holders of diplomatic and service passports have been exempt from visas, since last Saturday, 11 April, the Angolan embassy in China said in a statement.

The statement said the agreement signed between the two governments in May 2014 in Luanda for a reciprocal visa waiver for holders of diplomatic and service passports “is an instrument to facilitate travel for holders of these passports.”

The agreement applies to citizens of both countries, who are holders of valid diplomatic or service passports and wish to enter, exit or transit through the other country for a period of no more than 30 days.

Angola and China established diplomatic relations in 1983, but two-way cooperation increased substantially after the end of civil war in Angola in 2002. (macauhub/AO/CN)