National response

25 Mar 2020 / Namibia

The Namibian Government has decided to further strengthen the national response to COVID-19.

The following ports entry are closed for passengers: Oshikango, Katwitwi, Wenela, Buitepos, Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, Luderitz and Walvis Bay.

The travel ban is extended to all countries around the World for a period of thirty (30) days and applies to all Namibians and permanent residents.

Special circumstances for the admission of certain persons into Namibia will be considered and approved by the relevant institutions, depending on the nature of travel to be undertaken, and the criticality of such mission to the national interest and safety and security of the country.

All returning Namibians and Permanent residents and Permanent residents arriving from high-risk countries are subjected to mandatory supervised quarantine for 14 days, at their own cost.

Special dispensation applies to business, commerce and trade missions and activities only from neighbouring countries, on a reciprocal basis, to facilitate the flow of supplies, goods, commodities and services into Namibia.

Admission of persons into Namibia from neighbouring countries for reasons contemplated above, will be considered taking into account the criticality of such mission to the national interest and safety and security of the country.

All Government employees as well as those in the state-owned enterprises and the private sector are to operate from home for the next 14 days, except those providing critical services.

The Public is urged to remain at home and avoid public gatherings at places such as bars, Shebeens, nightclubs and markets. The law enforcement organs to enforce these measures.

Internal travel restrictions will apply with respect to Khomas and Erongo region, for a period of 21 days starting on Friday 27 March and ending on Thursday 16 April.

Parliament is suspended for 21 days starting Wednesday, the 25th March 2020 to Thursday, the 14 April 2020.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Namibia, contact GAC Namibia at [email protected]

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