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In the context of mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Minister of Transport approved Executive Decree 129/20 of 1 April 2020, which establishes a set of measures aimed at maintaining and continuing transport activities throughout Angola. The decree establishes the rules for the permitted transport of persons and goods by air, sea, rail and road.

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