COVID-19 Measures Summary for International Travelers

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

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

For visa related questions, kindly contact: info@namibiaembassyusa.org and consular@namibiaembassyusa.org

NEW COVID-19 NATIONAL RESPONSE MEASURES
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL COVID-19 MEASURES

Taking into account the changing situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, amended Public Health Regulations will come into force at 00:00 on 1st June 2021. The amendments made to the Regulations are stipulated hereunder. Most of the regulations remain unchanged. We will focus on those regulations where changes have been effected as well as those that need to be strengthen.

The Public Health Covid-19 General Regulation as published in government Gazette No 7522 of the 30 April 2021 remain in force. The following regulations have been amended and or strengthened.

Restrictions relating to entry into Namibia:
All travelers entering Namibia are required to produce a SARS COV-2 PCR negative result (valid for 7 days from the date of specimen collection). Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test results will no longer be accepted for entry into Namibia at Ports of Entry.

For all travelers coming from or transiting through hotspot regions such as India, are required to repeat the SARS CoV2 PCR test 7 days after arrival in Namibia.

Quarantine and COVID-19 testing
Namibian students studying abroad will be exempt from bearing the cost of COVID-19 tests upon departure from Namibia for academic purposes, provided that adequate proof is presented.

Travelers returning to Namibia within seven days will not be required to present a negative SARS COV-2 PCR test result from the country of departure.

Any person presenting fake SARS COV-2 PCR test results will be prosecuted. Any nonNamibian who presents fake or forged SARS COV-2 PCR test results to an official at any Port of Entry will be denied entry into Namibia and will be deported at own cost.

All travelers are reminded that airlines do have their own measures in place and cautioned to verify travel requirements with respective airlines.

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on the Occasion of the 28th COVID-19 Briefing: Announcement of Amendments to Public Health COVID 19 General Regulations

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on the Occasion of the 27th COVID-19 Briefing: Announcement of Amendments to Public Health COVID 19 General Regulations