Namibia will reopen for Hosea Kutako International Airport from 1 September 2020. The reopening is aimed at facilitating leisure travellers to the Southern African country.
Only Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport will be open to international passenger arrivals and all arrivals will be required to satisfy local health protocols. All tourists must have a negative PCR results conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival.
The Namibian Heath Authorities released detailed measures that will be implemented along to tourism value chain.
Airlines operating into Namibia will be required to adhere to international covid19 health standard set by the International Air Transport Association. Namibian Authorities further stated that airlines are mandated to ensure that all passengers boarding their flights are in possession of a negative PCR test.
All arriving passengers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival. Any passenger showing symptoms of the virus or records a temperature above 38 degrees will be isolated in accordance to the Ministry of Health protocols.
Namibia will now require all arriving tourists to purchase a local mobile number to ensure total reachability. If a tourist tests positive during their stay they will be transferred to a government isolation facility.
Namibia suspended domestic travel after the country was placed on level 3 lockdown following a resurgence of covid19 cases. Domestic travel was suspended until 28 August 2020.
In a statement Air Namibia said: “We hereby inform the nation that Air Namibia has registered 7 positive Covid19 cases. In response to this development, our Head Office and ECD Building will be temporarily closed for disinfection and Staff quarantine effective, Friday 21 August 2020 until Friday, 28 August 2020”.
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