Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Namibia on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

Hosea Kutako International airport is open and flights are operating to/from Germany, Ethiopia and South Africa, from where there are onward connections to the UK. Check with your travel company for the latest information.

Other countries may restrict movement or bring in new quarantine rules with little warning. You should check the travel advice for the countries on your route for the latest information.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Namibia.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with any UK government testing requirements. You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Namibia

Details on COVID-19 case numbers and current regulations are available on the Ministry of Health and Social Services website.

Public health measures are in place which must be adhered to at all times. The measures are in force until midnight on 15 March 2022.

Public places and services

  • wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places (except for children under the age of 5)
  • the number of people permitted at public gatherings is 500 persons; public health measures (hand washing, temperature checks, register of attendees, social distancing) must be in place at all public gatherings
  • contact sports are permitted and up to 500 spectators allowed

Enforcement of public health measures will be undertaken by police and law enforcement personnel. You should comply with any instructions given.

Healthcare in Namibia

For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should call the Government of Namibia’s COVID-19 hotline on 0800 100 100.

View Health for further details on healthcare in Namibia.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Namibia

We will update this page when the Government of Namibia announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Namibia national vaccination programme started in March 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer, Jansen & Johnson, and Sputnik vaccines. The Government of Namibia has stated that British nationals resident in Namibia are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. Booster vaccinations are also available. Further information on the vaccination programme is available on the Government of Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services website and their Facebook page.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Namibia, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Help and support

If you need urgent consular assistance, you can contact the British High Commission on +264 61 274800.