COVID-19

COVID-19 Protocols & Entry Requirements

International Travel Status

Open - Namibia reopened its borders to International guests on 1 September 2020.

Access into Namibia

Entry into the country will only be allowed through Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. 

Land borders remain closed. 

Entry Requirements

  • All guests arriving must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate in English, obtained within 7 days from time of arrival in Namibia. Children younger than five years are exempt from this requirement. 
  • Guests will complete a travel health questionnaire and be screened for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival.
  • Guest need to adhere to COVID-19 prevention measures that include wearing masks and practicing social distancing of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).
  • Additional Entry / Exit Requirements:
    You will need to use the Trusted Travel or Global Haven platforms to authenticate your negative PCR test. As from 1 December 2021 it will be mandatory to enter your PCR results on the system. Only PCR test certificates verified on the Trusted Travel or Global Haven systems will be valid for entry into Namibia. Accredited laboratories for Covid-19 PCR testing can be found by visiting www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel. Where a PCR test conducted for entry or exit:

    - has been conducted by a non-trusted Partner: Once a PCR test has been conducted, create a Global Haven account at https://globalhaven.org/travel-guide/ and upload your negative PCR Test certificate at www.globalhaven.org for authentication. If you encounter any challenges with the Global Haven systems, you can contact globalhaven@panabios.org.

    - has been conducted by a Trusted Travel Partner: Once a PCR test has been conducted, the laboratory will generate a Trusted Travel test (TT) code. You will then receive a text message from PanaBios and an email from the testing laboratory with a link that will allow you to create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org and access the Trusted Travel Test Code (TT). Please ensure when creating an account to access the results that you use the same email address and phone number given to the laboratory. If the test results issued satisfy the full requirements set by Namibia and the country of destination a Travel Code (TC) will be issued online for presentation to airlines and Port Health Authorities.

COVID-19 Testing

PLEASE NOTE:

THE BELOW INFORMATION PERTAINS TO GUESTS TRAVELING WITH ABERCROMBIE & KENT – SOUTHERN AFRICA.  WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO OFFER ANY CONSULTATION OR GIVE ADVICE TO EXTERNAL PARTIES REGARDING COVID-19 TESTING WITHOUT HAVING BEEN PART OF BOOKING PROCESS.  

  • Namibia Lodges and Camps
    We can arrange for a qualified practitioner to fly into the lodge or camp guests are staying at to conduct a PCR test.
    The service is available Monday to Friday only.
    Test results are available within 48 hours and will be emailed to the guest.
    Approximate cost: US$1200 per person and is payable directly on the ground.
    Payment: Debit cards and credit cards are accepted.

  • Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Otjiwarongo
    There are PCR and Antigen testing facilities available at Pathcare in the above-mentioned cities.
    We can arrange transfers to and from Pathcare if guests are staying at least two nights at the end of their safari in one of these locations.
    The service is available Monday to Friday and selected weekends.
    Test results are available within 48 hours and will be emailed to the guest.
    Approximate cost: PCR or Antigen test $120 per person (including transfers to and from the clinic) and is payable directly on the ground.
    Payment: Debit cards and credit cards are accepted.

We are merely acting as a facilitator in order to assist Guests who require a COVID-19 test. Guests are solely liable for settling all COVID-19 related fees and costs which are paid for on the ground at the time of testing. All testing is carried out by third parties with no association or affiliation to us and we are not liable or responsible for any issues, delays or problems encountered during the testing process or the performance or non-performance of the testing facilities.

Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are travelling to before you book and before travel.

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