Namibia has had a firm grip on the COVID-19 pandemic, with the country recording a total of 14 380 infections and 151 deaths thus far.
The Namibian government has issued an update on the regulatory measures in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Namibia ahead of the holiday season when international visitors often travel to the country.
Namibia reopened its borders on 1 September 2020, welcoming international tourists back into the country through Windhoek International Airport. Several scheduled airlines have resumed flights to the country, and three of Namibia’s land borders also reopened in October.
INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
Changes to Namibia’s travel regulations have been welcomed by the country’s tourism and hospitality industry. Local tourism companies report that they have begun to notice an increased flow of international visitors.
“We are pleased to say the positive news announced a few weeks ago has already resulted in international business, especially from Europe,” Cullinan Namibia Tours and Safaris CEO Andre Barnard said.
NAMIBIA: UPDATED REGULATIONS FOR VISITORS (ON 2 DECEMBER) When travelling to Namibia: All international (non-Namibian) travellers arriving in Namibia are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from their country of departure (not older than 72 hours);Non-Namibian travellers arriving with a negative result older than 72 hours will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day (at their own cost, and will only be released