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Namibia Travel Requirements and Restrictions

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Namibia Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

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 Harbour can be used for tourist entries by land and sea).

The number of attendees at public gatherings allowed have been adjusted to 150 people.  Organizers must ensure that hand sanitizer is available, face masks are used, and social distancing is practiced. Contact sport is allowed, with up to 150 spectators.

Grocery stores remain well-stocked.

A nationwide curfew is in place between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 am daily.

Sale of alcohol is restricted from 09:00 am to 22:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. And from 09:00 am to 13:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

No sale of alcohol is allowed on 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.

Vulnerable persons are advised to stay at home, except for attending to essential needs.

t is not mandatory for children ages 0 to 5 years to wear masks at school.

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Vaccination Rate: 16% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Namibia:

International flights to Namibia have now resumed.

Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to produce a negative PCR test result upon arrival at a Namibian Points of Entry, but are instead required to present an authentic, valid vaccination card at Point of Entry.

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must produce a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result not older than 72 hours calculated from the date the sample for testing was taken and issued by a certified laboratory to issue SARS-Co V-2 test results in the country of issue.

Namibian citizens, holders of Namibian permanent residence permits, those with domicile status in Namibia, and holders of Namibian employment permits are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon returning to Namibia.

Arriving passengers may be subject to medical screening at ports of entry.

Quarantine required for some travelers.

International flights to Namibia have now resumed.

Arriving passengers are required to present a negative PCR test result taken less than 72 hours before arrival. Only test results obtained from the Trusted Travel Platform will be valid for entry into Namibia.

Travelers who arrived without a test result or with a result outside the outlined period will be subject to quarantine and a test. Travelers will remain in quarantine until negative test results are returned.

Returning citizens and permanent residents that have a certified de-isolation (successful quarantine) from the government of the country of departure will not be subject to quarantine.

Random PCR tests may be conducted on incoming travelers at any point of entry.

Domestic travel

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.

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