General Information on Traveling to Namibia


For testing and quarantine related questions, kindly contact: - Ms. Shoopala at the MoHSS Contact number +264612032700/02 or +264612032068.

For tourist related questions regarding the new COVID-19 regulations, kindly contact: Contact number +264612906000.

For visa related questions, kindly contact: and


On October 21, 2020, H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia announced new measures that will inform the next phase of Namibia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic for the period from October 22 to November 30, 2020. The measures below are the major changes the President announced and will apply in all 14 regions of the country.

  1. All travelers (including tourists, business travelers and all Namibians and Permit Holders) who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result, that is not older than 72 hours, will be permitted to proceed to their final destination in the country. The requirement for the mandatory 5-day retest has been withdrawn.
  2. All travelers who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result that is older than 72 hours but not older than 7 days, will be permitted to enter the country. However, they will be required to undergo 7-days supervised quarantine at home or tourism facility. In the event that these environments do not fulfill quarantine requirements, the travelers will be placed under mandatory Government quarantine facilities at own cost.
  3. Non-Namibians, who do not present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, will not be granted entry into the country.
  4. Returning Namibian citizens or Permit Holders may enter the country with or without a COVID-19 PCR test result. In the event such persons present a positive test result or no result at all, they will be subjected to mandatory quarantine and testing or isolation, after arrival. This provision shall also apply to aircraft and marine vessel crewmembers; humanitarian aid workers, essential service providers, as well as operators and drivers of cross-border transport vehicles who arrive in the country without the requisite test.

Changes in the Approval of Travelers and Quarantine Request for Travelers

Statement by H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 19th COVID-19 Public Briefing on the National Response Measures

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services on the Occasion of the COVID-19 Briefing and Introduction of New Measures for the Post-State of Emergency Dispensation