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 10 February 2021:
Namibia with a population of around 2,5 Million inhabitants had a total of 35.242 cases (of which 33.778 have recovered) with 378 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 :
- You need to show a negative Covid-19 test not older than 7 days. No further testing is required during your stay.
Please inform yourself on the policies regarding re-entry of your home country before returning.