HKIA SET FOR OPERATIONS RESTART
31 Aug 2020
The Namibia Airports Company is pleased with the prospects of restarting airports operations at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) from 01 September 2020 as part of the country’s Target International Tourism Revival Initiative.
NAC has set in motion, its restart plan under the heading “Resumption of Activities” to ensure the airport readiness upon the resumption of international flights as borders are to gradually open under the provisions of the State of the Emergency Regulations on COVID-19.
The NAC has not received any airlines scheduled ahead of the reopening, but they have expressed their willingness to resume flights and we are anticipating mid-September 2020. Alternatively, we advise prospective passengers to consult airlines for travel itineraries.
Social Distancing Measures such as floor and seat stickers, messages on mandatory wearing of masks are visible at HKIA as well as sanitiser’ dispensers to mention but a few and other messages via the public service announcement system.
Mandatory thermal screening at arrival and departure points will take place and social distancing of 1.5 meters will continue to be observed as well as indicated distance seating. The airport surfaces, trollies and other amenities will be disinfected and cleaned frequently for your safety. The airport counters are fitted with transparent glasses and hand sanitizers for healthy consultations.
The NAC is part of the taskforce spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security. Other key members are the Namibia Tourism Board, Ministry of Works and Transport and the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority.