Namibia Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Namibia – updated 7 October, 2020

From 1 September, international travelers are permitted to enter Namibia through Hosea Kutako International airport.

Travelers for any purpose other than tourism must notify their nearest Namibian Embassy or High Commission of their intent to travel no less than two weeks prior to departure.

  • Travelers to Namibia for tourism, business, health or education must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival
  • Fill out a questionnaire prior to departure
  • International travelers must have valid insurance that covers medical care or an unexpected extended stay
  • Passengers will be subject to temperature checks on arrival, and anyone showing symptoms or with a temperature above 38ºC will be tested for COVID-19
  • Arrivals must proceed directly to accommodation that has been registered with the Namibia Tourism Board and certified by the Ministry of Health, and remain there for 7 days in quarantine
  • A COVID-19 test will be conducted a few days after arrival, and travel in Namibia will only be permitted if a negative result is produced after 7 days.

Contact your airline for information on the availability of flights.

Everyone must comply with measures in place, including mandatory face masks in public, maintaining social distancing, avoiding crowded public places and adhering to limits on public gatherings. Stay across developments as the situation changes.

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Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.

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