COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  January 23, 2023

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  No
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  Yes

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No

COVID-19 Testing:

  • COVID Test NAM offers two options of PCR testing for travelers. For the N$ 1,700 “Super Express” option, travelers will obtain results in 6-8 hours. For N$ 900, a traveler can expect to obtain their results in 12-14 hours.
  • Bookings can be made on COVID Test NAM’s website or by emailing bookings@covidtestnam.com. You may also call +264 83 332 6150.
  • U.S. citizens can also obtain COVID-19 PCR tests in Namibia from the private laboratory PathCare, which has multiple locations throughout the country.
  • Testing costs N$ 750.00 for 48-hour “Standard” processing or N$ 1,200.00 for 24-hour “XPRESS” processing. “XPRESS” Processing is only offered at Pathcare’s Eros (Windhoek), Walvisbay, and Ongwediva locations.
  • COVID-19 test results from PathCare are emailed and sent via SMS to the individual who was tested.
  • PathCare tests individuals for the purpose of travel by appointment only.  Please visit https://www.pathcarenamibia.com/to make an appointment.
  • Namib Laboratories offers drive through COVID-19 testing at their offices on Jason Hamutenya Ndadi Street (Lolo Park) in Windhoek.  Hours are Monday to Friday 07:00 – 17:00, and 08:00 – 10:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The turnaround time for COVID-19 tests is 24 hours.
  • There is no need to make an appointment for COVID-19 testing services.
  • An online health form must be completed in advance of your COVID-19 test.
  • PCR testing costs N$ 500.00. Rapid Antigen tests cost N$ 250.00.
  • Payment can be made via ATM Swipe Machine or Cash.
  • For more information, contact +264 (0)61 290 1379 or 081 308 4884. You may also email namiblab@namiblab.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Namibia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • The following vaccines are available in Namibia: Covishield, Sinopharm, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Local  Resources:

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No