Compass Travel & Covid 19 News
Requirements for Tourists to enter Namibia (valid until 15th Oct 2021)
- Upon boarding your flight overseas for Namibia make sure you have a Travel Insurance! Vaccination or PCR Tests need to be printed on paper and written in english. These requirements will be checked by the airline.
- For Namibia present a negative Covid-19 PCR Test( NO AntiGen Test allowed) which may not be older than 7 days (from the date the sample has been taken); SA only PCR Tests with a validity of max 72h! Botswana & Zimbabwe, PCR Test not oplder than 48 STD; When travelling by car from Namibia to SA, a Rapid test to enter South Africa can be taken at the Noordoewer Border.
- In Namibia Face Masks must be worn at all public places (exept when eating)
- A Health Questionnaire (download at namibiatourism.com.na) must be filled in & handed in on arrival.
- Tourists can proceed on their tour - for returning to the country of residence different rules apply to different countries. Windhoek is well equipped to do PCR & AntiGen Tests for your return journey (even with quick (3-24 hours) results if necessary)
- Positiv Covid-19 tested Tourists are not allowed into Namibia (only if returning citizens/residents are positiv, they can go into Quarantine in Namibia)
- 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.
- These Rules are subject to changes depending on Covid 19 cases in the country
Over the month of January, 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.
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.
The Weinberg Boutique Hotel situated in the upmarket area of Klein Windhoek is a brand-new hotel in Windhoek. “Der Weinberg” has a history of being one of the finest and most noble restaurants in Windhoek. However, this superb restaurant closed its doors a few years ago. Since then the property has been further developed until the opening of this noble Boutique Hotel.
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.
Many establishments in Namibia have renovated, upgraded or extended their properties to facilitate the increasing influx of tourists. Traditionally the 'High season months'of August to End of Nov are quite fully booked already for the 2018 season and early reservations for safaris are recommended for the year 2019!
Find out about two new developments in the hotel industry in Swakopmund. The “Delight Hotel”, Gondwanas new hotel and "Strand Hotel Swakopmund" at the iconic Swakopmund ‘Mole’’.