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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Namibia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Namibia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- Foreign travellers are required to present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 7 days prior to their arrival. Travellers with a PCR test taken within this time frame will not be required to quarantine or undergo further testing on arrival. If travellers arrive to Namibia with a negative result that is older than seven days, they have to undergo a PCR test on arrival and quarantine until they get the result; this will be at the traveller's cost.
- Vaccinated travellers are NOT exempted from the pre-travel PCR test.
- Returning Namibian citizens or holders of Namibian permanent residence or employment permits may enter the country without a COVID-19 PCR test result or with a positive test result. In cases of arrival without a COVID-19 test result, they will be swabbed immediately upon arrival and must remain in self-quarantine until the result is released. If the result is negative, they will be released from quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
Namibian citizens who arrive with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result will be isolated at a designated isolation facility or home isolation for seven days, subject to approval after assessment by an authorised medical officer.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
A nationwide nightly curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 is in place.

a lockdown in effect from 16 June until at least 30 June in Windhoek, Okahandja, Rehoboth. Movement in and out of Windhoek, Okahandja, and Rehoboth is not permitted. Only essential workers, returning residents, emergency medical cases, and persons transporting human remains for burial will be allowed to travel into and out of the affected regions.

Public gatherings will now be limited to ten people and should last no more than two hours if held indoors.
(Until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
Public gatherings of more than 100 people are not permitted. Gatherings are not allowed to last longer than two hours or continue beyond 20.00.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Namibia

COVID-19 information for Namibia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The main risk to business travellers and expatriates stems from the high rate of road traffic accidents, primarily caused by reckless driving. The long distances between major urban centres and the abundance of unpaved roads make air travel preferable to overland journeys. There is also a danger of unexploded ordnance in the far north of the country and in the north-eastern Zambezi region; drivers should stick to well-travelled routes. Petty and opportunistic crime poses a risk to personnel in urban areas, though levels are lower than in most other African countries.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Namibia
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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