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November 10, 2023

Johannesburg, November 9, 2023 - TAAG Angola Airlines welcomes the Angolan government's move to waive visa requirements for citizens of 98 countries in order to boost tourism and strengthen international relations. This policy is part of Angola's efforts to become a more accessible and attractive destination for global travelers.
While South Africans have enjoyed visa-free entry into Angola since December 2017, they will now benefit from an extended visa-free stay of up to 90 days, significantly more than the previous allowance. This change is expected to stimulate further the flow of tourists from South Africa to Angola.
In 2023 alone, TAAG operated 1,178 flights between Angola and South Africa, demonstrating the airline's commitment to providing convenient and streamlined travel services.
During this time, TAAG has welcomed 134,473 South African passengers on board, underscoring its crucial role in facilitating cultural interactions and ease of travel. The expansion of flight operations, coupled with the newly extended visa-free period, is expected to encourage more extended stays and richer cultural engagements.
TAAG is constantly refining its service offerings and adjusting its schedules to meet and exceed passenger expectations, reaffirming its position and vision as the airline of choice in the region.
For South African travelers, TAAG's extensive network offers convenient stopovers in Angola en route to other destinations. This includes connecting flights to eight African cities and key destinations in Portugal and Spain.
TAAG's partnership with Iberia extends its reach to Europe, providing South Africans with more travel options. With these developments, TAAG will play a pivotal role in connecting Angola to the world and forging closer ties with South Africa's vibrant cities and people.