COVID-19 News Namibia
Currently the number of infections are rising rapidly.
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 (PCR) test not older than 7 days. This also applies for guests that have received full immunization.
- Up until 30 June the towns of Rehoboth, Windhoek and Okahandja have been declared restricted areas. As tourist you are allowed to stay / travel through all three towns. Should your PCR test expire whilst staying in one of the three towns you will have to re-new the test.
Please inform yourself on the policies regarding re-entry of your home country before returning.