Money in Angola

Money Advice, Currency and Credit Cards in Angola

Local Currency

Kwanza (AOA)

General Advice

The Kwanza is not convertible on the international market and cannot be imported or exported. Currency should be changed on arrival. Take USD cash for funding.

Money Exchange

Newer US dollar notes are favoured in Angola due to the ease with which the older bills are counterfeited.

ATM Availability

ATM machines, where available, do NOT accept international credit cards.  For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or the American Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world

Credit Cards

Credit cards are only accepted in a few of Luanda’s largest hotels.

Other Information

No more than USD 5,000 may be taken out of the country by non-residents unless an official declaration is signed upon entry to Angola.

Petty crime is a concern in Luanda, despite a considerable police presence. Pickpockets are active outside the arrivals and departure gates of the airport. Do not show signs of affluence.

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