Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Namibia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • According to the Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula, Namibia has made progress in its preparation to acquire suitable COVID-19 vaccines. 
  • The government has paid to acquire enough vaccine doses to vaccine 20% of the population through the COVAX Facility.  
  • Namibia may receive a small–scale “first wave” of vaccine deliveries as early as the end of January or February. 
  •  Additional resources need to be secured for acquisition of additional doses to vaccinate at least up to 60% of the population in order to achieve a desirable level of herd immunity.  
  • Namibia has begun vaccinating targeted populations with donated vaccines from China, and plans to roll out additional donated vaccines from India soon. 
  •  Namibia will prioritize frontline health care workers and population groups vulnerable to severe COVID-19 once the vaccine becomes available. 


 Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • All non-Namibian travelers arriving in Namibia are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from their country of departure which is not older than seven days. Covid-19 vaccinated individuals still need to show a negative COVID-19 test result. If the traveler meets this requirement, Non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than seven days will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost and will only be released if the results of this test return negative. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 5 years. 


Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • A nationwide curfew is in place between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am daily.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No


Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Ethiopian Airlines and Eurowings offer international flights to and from Namibia. Airlink and FlyWestair offer regional flights between Namibia and South Africa.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Passengers must use masks in all public transportation, including taxis.


If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been exposed, please contact +264-0800-100-100 to seek direction from the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services.


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