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Namibia travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in 2023

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Namibia. Namibia is Open 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.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Namibia

Open for travel

For entry into Namibia

International travel to Namibia is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Other restrictions

We recommended checking with the airline in case they impose their own regulations.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although all COVID-19 guidelines have been removed, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are recommended but should not replace other safety measures such as social distancing.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


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

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Namibia

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return Quarantine may be required
🏖️ Accepting Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Namibia

The Government of Namibia has implemented the following restrictions in response to the pandemic: Only Katima Mulilo, Ariamsvlei, and Noordoewer border posts and Walvis Bay Harbour can be used for tourist entries by land and sea.
Effective March 17, 2022, wearing of masks in public places is no longer mandatory. However, people who are in close settings, such as public transport, indoor public meetings are encouraged to wear masks. Physical distance of no less than 1 meter must be maintained between persons at all times.
The number of attendees at public gatherings allowed are 1,000 people.  Organizers must ensure that hand sanitizer is available, face masks are used, and social distancing is practiced.
Grocery stores remain well-stocked.
Sale of alcohol is restricted from 09:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.
No sale of alcohol is allowed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Liquor may only be sold to and purchased on those days by guests booked in or staying at establishments such as hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast facilities and casinos.
Salons, beauty parlors, 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.
Vulnerable persons are advised to stay at home, except for attending to essential needs.

🛡️ Travel safety for Namibia

Exercise a high degree of caution

We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Namibia. If you're fully vaccinated, you don't need a COVID-19 (PCR) test before you arrive, but you'll need to present a valid vaccination certificate on arrival in Namibia. If you don't follow COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. Follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Namibia due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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