Compass Travel Namibia

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Compass Travel & Covid 19 News 

Covid-19 Travel Regulations for Namibia - June/July 2022

 

  • Fully vaccinated (2x) travellers do not need to present a PCR Test any more, they must however produce a valid vaccination card (or electronic Code); If travellers are not vaccinated they need to show a 72-hour PCR Test upon entry ( which also needs to be uploaded on the Trusted Travel Portal);

    Proof of vaccination and/or PCR Test must be registered on the ‘Trusted Travel Platform here: https://trustedtravel.panabios.org

    Mask wearing in public is no longer mandatory (but recommended indoors or at gatherings)

    PCR Tests also need to be from a registered laboratory, printed on paper and written in english. Upon boarding your flight overseas for Namibia make sure you have a Travel Insurance! These requirements will be checked by the airline

  • NO AntiGen Tests are allowed for entry into Namibia; South Africa has done away with all requirements ( i.e.  PCR Tests or vaccinations do  not have to be shown) Botswana requires (2x) vaccinations  for entry  & for  Zimbabwe a PCR Test not older than 48 h!

  • For returning to the country of residence different rules apply to different countries in the world. Windhoek is well equipped to do PCR & AntiGenTests for your return journey (even with quick (3-24 hours) results if necessary); There is also a Test Centre at Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport with a turn-around time of 2-3 hours.

  • Entry is allowed through all Airports, the Ariamsvlei & Noordoewer (SA) Borderpost as well as Ngoma (Chobe/Bots), Buitepos/Mamuno (towards Transkalahari/Botswana)   and Katima/Wenela (Zambia) borderpost & the Oranjemund/Alexanderbay Borderpost

  • These Rules are subject to changes depending on Covid 19 cases in the country (currently extremely low incidences )

Rain in the Namib Desert

Rain in the desert

Over the month of February, Namibia has seen incredible rainfall to replenish the parched environment of many years of draught. This resulted in the immediate transformation of landscapes into lush, green expanses and most of our otherwise dry rivers were flowing for days on end.

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Visiting traditional inhabitants of Namibia

Tourists to Namibia have the best opportunity to meet local inhabitants, by visiting one of the five ‘Living Museums’ of Namibia. A Living Museum is an authentic way of presenting traditional customs and their unique (but vanishing) way of life.

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Himba Culture in the North

The Ovahimba Living Museum  is situated  40 km north of Opuwo. Here the traditional culture of the Ovahimba can be experienced close up. Several activities are offered, for example a guided tour through the village, a bush walk, body painting etc.

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Shipwreck Lodge

Shipwreck Lodge combines complete isolation with architectural finesse. The Lodge finds itself along the Skeleton Coast, which justifies its name by the numerous ship skeletons found along its coast line. The design of the eight bungalows reflects the numerous stranded wrecks. These are arranged around a centrally situated restaurant including a lounge area. 

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From the airport straight to the farm

After arrival in Windhoek, stay the first night in the bush, instead of a hotel in the city.  The farm Voigtland, situated near the  Hosea Kutako  Airport, is the ideal place  to acclimatise after a long flight

 

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Mobola Island Lodge

The secret jewel on the Okavango in the Zambezi region

The lodge offers 3 comfortable self-catering Bungalows and 6 shady camp sites, all with electrical connection, washing basin, rustic outside shower and grill-area. A hanging bridge leads to a small island, which offers a special ‘jungle bar’.

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What our customers say

 

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