Entry restrictions have been reviewed for Namibia. Photo: Adobe Stock

Namibia updates entry requirements amid COVID-19 surge in country

Namibia has tightened its COVID-19 regulations in the wake of rising deaths and infections across the country.


Entry restrictions have been reviewed for Namibia. Photo: Adobe Stock

Namibia, which has a population of around 2.5 million people has reported increasing new infections, hospitalisations and deaths over the past few weeks.

Namibian President Hage Geingob noted earlier in the week that Namibia had now exceeded 1 000 deaths,  attributable to COVID-19 infections.

Travelnews states that Namibia has the second-highest average number of new COVID-19 cases per million people per day after the Seychelles, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).



  • All non-Namibian travellers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result (taken no more than seven days before arrival).
  • All travellers originating from pre-determined Covid-19 hotspots, such as India, are required to undertake a second PCR test after spending seven days in Namibia.
  • Travellers who arrive without a PCR test result or with a result outside the permitted period will be subject to a seven-day quarantine and Covid-19 testing at their own expense.
  • Frequent travellers returning to Namibia within 3 days of departure are permitted to use the same COVID-19 test results for re-entry.
  • Travelers who exceed the three-day period will be required to present a new COVID-19 test. (Travelers who fail to do so will be required to quarantine for a period of 7 days.)


  • International passenger flights may operate at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH).
  • The Katima Mulilo, Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, Kasane, Ngoma and Buitepos border posts, as well as the port of Walvis Bay are the only access points for tourists intending to travel via land or sea.
  • The nationwide 22h00 to 04h00 curfew remains in place until further notice.