For testing and quarantine related questions, kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org – Ms. Shoopala at the MoHSS Contact number +264612032700/02 or +264612032068.
For tourist related questions regarding the new COVID-19 regulations, kindly contact: email@example.com Contact number +264612906000.
For visa related questions, kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
NEW COVID-19 NATIONAL RESPONSE MEASURES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
From the 15th of January 2022, Namibia will be implementing the Trusted Travel System. This will be at the airports and the major road borders, as listed. Please make sure you fill in the information to avoid delays at the border.
When leaving Namibia, please make sure to have TTS Code if the destination country needs it.
- Fully vaccinated Namibians, Permanent Residents and Truck Drivers will no longer be required to present a negative PCR test result upon entry into Namibia. The abovementioned categories of people can enter the country at any time with a valid and authentic Vaccination Card.
- For all other categories of travelers, including truck drivers who are not fully vaccinated, the validity of a negative PCR COVID-19 test results remains 72 hours from time of the collection of the specimen to the time the individual presents him/herself at the point of entry into Namibia. Make sure to fill in the information at the Trusted Travel System to avoid delays at the border.
- Non-Namibians who arrive with PCR test results older than 72 hours and are not in possession of a de-isolation certificate, will be denied entry in the country. Namibians who arrive without a valid PCR test result or a De- Isolation Certificate will be subjected to a PCR test at own cost at the port of entry and will be quarantined at own cost. Such traveler will be released from quarantine if the PCR results are negative.
- Namibia citizens and permanent residence permit holders who present positive PCR test results at points of entry may be allowed to proceed to the final destination and be subjected to isolation at own cost or to supervised home isolation provided that the they have obtained approval for such supervised home isolation from the responsible officials Ministry of Health and Social Services.
- During the 38th Covid-19 Public Health Briefing, the Ministry proposed some measures to understand the extent of Omicron variant distribution in Namibia. These included random testing of travelers arriving in Namibia, and further subjecting the positive samples to genome sequencing. It is now clear that Omicron variant is widely present in the community, and therefore random testing will not be implemented as it will not add any value to the pandemic response. The situation will however be closely monitored and this may be revisited if the need arises.
All travelers are reminded that airlines do have their own measures in place and cautioned to verify travel requirements with respective airlines.