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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Namibia
Data Last Updated: September 16, 2020

General Information

Open (Level 2)

Namibia has opened its borders to International tourists. All arriving passengers will be required to test negative for coronavirus no more than 72 hours before traveling. A second test is then to be taken at most 5 days after arrival into the country.

Namibia Resumed International Tourism

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

President Hage Geingob announced Sept. 11 that current nationwide Stage 3 movement restrictions would be extended until at least Sept. 17 as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The decision follows an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Nonessential movement restrictions and a nightly 2000-0500 curfew is in place in "restricted areas," including the capital Windhoek and the wider Khomas Region; the cities of Rehoboth and Okahandja; and the Erongo Region, including Walvis Bay, Arandis, and Swakopmund local authority areas. Only essential workers with permits are allowed to operate during curfew hours. 

The wearing of protective face masks is mandatory in public and at businesses.

Businesses are required to keep a register of customers' details, to assist with contact tracing.

Authorities continue to encourage the public to stay at home and limit movement.

Authorities encourage workers to work from home.

Airlines & Transport

Authorities on Aug. 25 also announced that Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) would open for international flights from Sept. 1. 

Land and sea borders remain closed, except for the repatriation of Namibian nationals and foreign citizens, and the movement of goods. Humanitarian and essential workers (non-national) will be allowed to enter the country. Truck drivers entering the country are subject to testing and mandatory, supervised quarantine for a period of 14 days.

Entry and exit restrictions are in place for the capital, Windhoek, and the wider Khomas Region, the cities of Rehoboth and Okahandja. Permitted travelers between these regions will be subject to a mandatory seven-day quarantine. Security checkpoints will be enforced in these cities to ensure compliance.


Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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More Details

The safaris in southwest Africa are now once again ready to offer its unique adventure. Namibia has just reopened its International Airport for tourists in hopes of reviving its tourism industry. The reopening to foreign visitors is a hope to try and salvage thousands of jobs in tourism hit by the coronavirus.

Who Can Travel To Namibia?

Although there wasn't any official announcement in which countries are allowed to enter Namibia, we believed it allows all countries (who can enter pre-COVID) to enter provided they have a COVID-19 test done prior to arrival.

Are There Tests and/or Quarantine Upon Arrival?

All arriving passengers must arrange themselves a COVID-19 PCR test to be done no more than 72 hours before arriving into Namibia, they must bring and show the original negative result certificate to the operating airline and on entry into the country.

Tourists arriving in Namibia are advised to stay at their first destination for the first 5 days, and then undergo another COVID-19 test on the 5th day after which they are free to explore the country.

Residents arriving in Namibia should quarantine for 7 days in a government facility, at their own expense.

Entry Requirements

  • A valid passport and a Visa if your country of origin requires you to get one.
  • Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the TravelHealthPro website.
  • Not a requirement but highly suggestible to get a travel and health insurance that covers COVID-19.

Safety Measures and Health Protocols

  • All travelers should wear masks in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

What's Open in Namibia?

  • Public transportation in Namibia is operating.
  • Restaurants in Namibia are open but under social distancing requirements. 
  • Bars are open for takeout.
  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Namibia are open but under social distancing requirements.

You can also check our detailed restriction/reopening information for Namibia here.

Sources: gov.uk | Travel State Gov | U.S. Embassy in Namibia


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Information for Non-Tourists

Humanitarian and essential workers (non-national) will be allowed to enter the country.

Truck drivers entering the country are subject to testing and mandatory, supervised quarantine for a period of 14 days.

Returning residents, citizens, and travelers will be subject to mandatory, supervised quarantine for a period of 14 days.


12,907

Cases

133

Deaths

5,050

Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Namibia

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