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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.

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

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

Hon Ministers
Senior officials
Members of the Media
Fellow Namibians

1. As the nation has been informed, our President, H. E. Dr Hage G. Geingob and the First Lady Monica Geingos, tested positive for COVID-19. For this reason, the President will not participate in this briefing today. He has thus mandated me to lead the briefing this morning. Both the President and the First Lady are recovering well. The nation is implored to remain calm as there are no cause for concern. We wish them well and a speedy recovery.

Fri, May 28, 2021

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

Fellow Namibians!

I have been mandated by H. E. Dr Hage G. Geingob to lead the 27th Covid-19 Public Briefing. H. E. The President is on a working visit outside Windhoek.

Fri, May 21, 2021

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on the Occasion of the 26th COVID-19 Briefing: Announcement of Amendments to Public Health COVID-19 General Regulations

These are the COVID-19 measures for the 1st April 2021 and expires at 24:00 on 30th April 2021.

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Scholarships for Africans on Applied Leadership & Management from Thunderbird School for Global Management

The Thunderbird School of Global Management, home to the world’s #1-ranked Master of Global Management (THE/ Wall Street Journal 2019), is offering a unique scholarship for Africans to attend its online Executive Master of Applied leadership & Management with a specialization in Public and Global Affairs. African students will pay a special tuition of $12,000 (compared to $33,000 for other students), representing a scholarship of $21,000.

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Revised Guidance on Quarantine and Isolation of Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

The purpose of this Circular is to provide updated guidance and isolation of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19. The implementation of these new guidelines is with immediate effect.

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on the Occasion of the 22nd COVID-19 Briefing: Announcement of Amendments to Public Health COVID-19 General Regulations

Your Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia,
Your Excellency, Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, Vice President,
Right Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila,
Honourable Ministers,
Senior Government Officials,
Members of the Media,
Dear Compatriots!

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Ambassador Margaret Mensah Williams Welcome Message

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Amendments of Public Health COVID-19 General Regulations: Public and Environmental Health Act, 2015: Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, MP, Minister of Health and Social Services. 23rd COVID-19 Public Briefing

Hon Ministers
Senior Government Officials
Members of the Media
Fellow Namibians!

1. I extend to you and your families my best and heartfelt felicitations for the New Year. I extend my profound thanks and acknowledgement to you for the support and cooperation you extended to me and the entire team that is responsible for the prevention, control and management of Covid-19 in Namibia. The challenges we faced during 2020 were enormous but you were not never found wanting. We count on similar generosity in 2021.

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Statement by President Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 20th COVID-19 National Update, 30 November 2020

At the outset, I would like to thank all Namibians for the peaceful and orderly manner in which you have conducted yourselves during the campaigns leading up to the recently held Local and Regional Authority elections.

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services on the Occasion at COVID-19 briefing at State House 30.11.2020

BRIEFING ON COVID-19 RESPONSE UNDER THE NEW APPROACH POST THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE EWAY FORWARD

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Changes in the Approval of Travelers and Quarantine Request for Travelers

Press Release by the Ministry of Health and Social Services - 22 October 2020

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Statement by H.E. Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 18th COVID-19 Public Briefing on the National Response Measures Upon the Lapse of the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Statement by H.E. Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 17th COVID-19 Media Briefing on the National Response Measures

STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. HAGE G. GEINGOB ON THE OCASSION OF THE 17TH COVID-19 BRIEFING TO THE NATION ON NATIONAL RESPONSE MEASURES UNDER STAGE 3 OF THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY
11 SEPTEMBER 2020 WINDHOEK

Good Afternoon, Fellow Namibians,

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Announcement of the Amendments to the Implementation Protocols for the International Tourism Revival Initiative

Good afternoon and welcome to this press conference, which we have called to announce the amendments to the International Tourism Revival Initiative protocols that were announced on 25 August 2020.

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Statement by H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 16th COVID-19 Media Briefing on the National Response Measures

The rate of infection continues to accelerate and to date, Namibia has recorded 6,906 confirmed COVID-19 cases. It took 4 months to record the first thousand cases in the country, and 14 days to record 2,000 cases. It took 11 days to record 3,000 cases and 6 days to reach 4,000.

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Announcement of Implementation Protocols for the International Tourism Revival Initiative

These protocols have been subjected to a comprehensive consultative process and have now been signed off by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism; Minister of Health and Social Services and the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security.

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Implementation Protocols for the International Tourism Revival Initiative

As from 01 September 2020, Namibia re-opens the Hosea International Airport to international tourists. This is a targeted initiative for leisure travelers and will be reviewed bi-weekly and amend as necessary.

All visitors will must adhere to current safety and health regulations under the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Regulations can be obtained at www.namibiatourism.com.na.

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Statement by H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 15th COVID-19 Media Briefing

Since the onset of this pandemic, the world passed the milestone of 20 million COVID-19 cases. Also, in the last week, Africa passed the mark of one million confirmed cases. More than half of those are in South Africa, putting our region of Southern Africa at particular risk. We are seeing cases rise rapidly.

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Statement by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services on Migration from Stage 4 to Stage 3 of the COVID-19 Restrictions and the Special Dispensation for the Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Arandis, Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth Local Areas

The presence of the COVID-19 is being felt in all parts of our country. Covid-19 is not only causing illnesses. It is claiming the precious lives of our citizens. As stated by His Excellency, the number of COVID-19 cases in our country has increased exponentially in recent weeks, with cases reported from all corners of Namibia.

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

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