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Namibia coronavirus travel restrictions

Namibia ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Namibia. Namibia is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Namibia. Namibia is part of Africa with main city at Windhoek. Its Developing country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Namibia Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Afrikaans.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 2M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Namibia

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Namibia is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.
Nationals and residents returning to Namibia may choose to arrive without a negative test result but must quarantine for 7 days on arrival. We recommend checking this with your airline in case they impose testing to board their aircraft.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional documents required

A completed health questionnaire form must be presented on arrival. - Health questionnaire
For more details Namibia Tourism Board

Government measures

A nationwide curfew is in place between the hours of 10 pm to 4 am. All public gatherings are limited to a maximum of 100 people and indoor gatherings can only last up to a maximum of 2 hours. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces and while on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Travel between regions is not permitted on public transport.


Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing.


Bars remain closed for on-site service but take away service may be available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Bars must remain closed over the weekend.


Nightclubs are open at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine and mandatory testing on arrival requirements. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the 'ArriveCAN' application. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure.
Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at

Travel restriction details for Namibia

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational with restrictions transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Namibia

The Government of Namibia has implemented the following restrictions in response to the pandemic: closure of most land borders for tourism purposes (Only Katima Mulilo, Ariamsvlei, and Noordoewer border posts and Walvis Bay Harbor can be used for tourist entries by land and sea).
The number of attendees atโ€ฏpublic gatheringsโ€ฏindoor and outdoor has been increased to 50 people.โ€ฏ Organizers must ensure that hand sanitizer is available, face masks are used, and social distancing is practiced. Contact sport is prohibited, and no spectators will be permitted at any live sport event.
Grocery stores remain well-stocked.
A nationwide curfew is in place between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am daily.
Sale of alcohol is restricted from 09h00 to 18h00 from Monday to Friday on a takeaway basis only. No sale of alcohol is allowed on Saturday or Sundays and Public Holidays.
Liquor may only be sold to and purchased on Sundays and public holidays by guests booked in or staying at establishments such as hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast facilities and casinos.
It is not mandatory for children ages 0 to 5 years to wear masks at school.
Salons, beauty parlours, hairdressers, pools, spas, gyms, studios, and fitness canters shall practice public health measures. Both the service providers and clients must wear masks, sanitize, and maintain social distancing.
All non-urgent medical procedures are postponed. Visitations to hospitalized patients is limited to 2 close relatives per visit for no more than ten minutes per visit.
Vulnerable persons are advised to stay at home, except for attending to essential needs.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Namibia

Exercise a high degree of caution

You can travel between regions within Namibia and no permits are required. Namibia has restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A curfew is in place. To enter Namibia, you'll need proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within seven days before you arrive. If you don't follow COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. Keep up to date with local advice. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Namibia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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