Namibian President, Dr Hage G. Geingob, announced new health and safety measures for travel that will be implemented from October 22 until midnight on November 30.
· the withdrawal of the mandatory re-taking of the PCR test after five days in the country
· besides a negative test 72 hours before travelling, no further testing is required
· travellers with a negative test older than 72 hours, but within 7 days of travel can enter the country but will need to undergo seven-day supervised quarantine at home or at a tourism facility
“In the event that these environments do not fulfil quarantine requirements, the travellers will be placed under mandatory Government quarantine facilities at their own cost,” said Geingob.
The Hotel group “The Gondwana Collection welcomed the easing of these regulations and noted that it is a relief stating “These first relaxations of the regulations for international travellers are already a great step in the right direction and we are very grateful that action has been taken. Now all stakeholders have to work together to rebuild international trust in Namibia as a safe travel destination”.