COVID-19 News Namibia
The measures taken by the Namibian government since March including a very strict lock down in May-June, strict rules of wearing masks and keeping social distancing in public etc. were not very popular among most Namibians but helped to minimize the cases of Covid-19.
Here are the current numbers of 21 October 2020:
Namibia with a population of around 2,5 Million inhabitants had a total of 12.406 cases with a number of 133 Covid-19 related deaths.
With temperatures rising, numbers are decreasing continuously.
Opening for Tourism
Since mid-September International travelers are allowed back in Namibia. To ensure the safety of tourists and Namibians alike, the NTB (Namibia Tourism Board) has published a protocol of Covid-19 compliance for the Namibia Tourism Industry. Booking offices, tour operators, accommodation facilities, car rental agencies and activity operators are all adhering to the newly implemented standards.
For example, car rentals companies are asked to completely sanitize all surfaces of their vehicles and camping equipment including tents. Air-conditions and air-handling system are sanitized as well. Wearing masks in Public is standard in Namibia anyway since May 2020. Social distancing is followed, hand sanitizers are available all over the country in all offices, cars and accommodation facilities.
The Namibian tourism industry shows great commitment to follow all Covid-19 procedures.
Coming to Namibia as a tourist in Covid-19 times
The procedures for tourists are quite simple. The following procedures apply as of 22 October 2020 until 30 November 2020:
At the Namibian Immigration
- You need to show a negative Covid-19 test not older than 7 days. If you are able to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours you may start your journey as planned and no further testing is required during your stay. Should your test result be older than 72 hours 7 days of isolation apply.
- You need to show a tour itinerary which we can gladly organize for you, if you book a tour or several accommodations with us.
- You need to have a Namibian contact number. Before you buy a Cellphone Sim Card at the Airport or in town you can give our office number to the immigration officers. +264 61 220563