Namibia individual travel
NIT Safety Protocols

COVID-19 UPDATE 5 AUGUST 2021

The exciting news for our Swiss and other European guests is that we can again transit over Frankfurt Airport meaning that it is not problem to fly to/from Namibia via Frankfurt, Germany. With a large selection of flights to Windhoek via Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Frankfurt, it really is easy to go on safari to Namibia again.

Our Covid-19 cases in Namibia have decreased significantly with an average of no more than 200 new cases per day over the past weeks. Namibia’s vaccination drive is progressing well and we are confident that most of the Namibians who are involved in tourism have been vaccinated or are getting vaccinated soon. This means that a holiday to Namibia is currently safe and easy to do.

Namibia has very few restrictions in place, tourists may travel freely around Namibia, all lodges, restaurants and lodges are open. Even though alcohol sales are limited to a take away basis up until 14 August, we expect these restrictions to fall away after this date.

Namibia now requires a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours when you arrive in our country. This is in line with what most countries expect from their visitors.

We have received good news for German travellers from/to both Namibia and South Africa. In the latest ministerial vote of the Federal Republic of Germany, with effect from Sunday, 01 August 2021, Namibiaand South Africa have been downgraded from being classified as virus variant areas by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), to now being areas of High Risk. This means it is now easier to enter Germany from Namibia or South Africa, given that the quarantine period is only ten days instead of fourteen days and can be ended after just five days with a negative PCR test. Passengers who have been fully vaccinated with approved vaccines and come from High Risk areas do not need to be quarantined at all. Additionally, unlike in virus variant areas, there is no transport ban for travellers without German or EU citizenship.

We are entering our spring months, Namibia is beautiful as ever. As tourism numbers are less than in normal years, guests visiting us currently have the country all to themselves, the roads are quiet, the lodges not very full and the local people are more excited than ever to receive visitors again.

See you soon in Namibia!

Andrew Bassingthwaighte and Franzpeter Ackermann