The safaris in southwest Africa are now once again ready to offer its unique adventure. Namibia has just reopened its International Airport for tourists in hopes of reviving its tourism industry. The reopening to foreign visitors is a hope to try and salvage thousands of jobs in tourism hit by the coronavirus.
Who Can Travel To Namibia?
Although there wasn’t any official announcement in which countries are allowed to enter Namibia, we believed it allows all countries (who can enter pre-COVID) to enter provided they have a COVID-19 test done prior to arrival.
Are There Tests and/or Quarantine Upon Arrival?
All arriving passengers must arrange themselves a COVID-19 PCR test to be done no more than 72 hours before arriving into Namibia, they must bring and show the original negative result certificate to the operating airline and on entry into the country.
Tourists arriving in Namibia are advised to stay at their first destination for the first 5 days, and then undergo another COVID-19 test on the 5th day after which they are free to explore the country.
Residents arriving in Namibia should quarantine for 7 days in a government facility, at their own expense.
- A valid passport and a Visa if your country of origin requires you to get one.
- Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the TravelHealthPro website.
- Not a requirement but highly suggestible to get a travel and health insurance that covers COVID-19.
Safety Measures and Health Protocols
- All travelers should wear masks in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
What’s Open in Namibia?
- Public transportation in Namibia is operating.
- Restaurants in Namibia are open but under social distancing requirements.
- Bars are open for takeout.
- Non-essential businesses and attractions in Namibia are open but under social distancing requirements.