Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide)

Event: COVID-19 Weekly Update

Unless emergent situations require more frequent messages, the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek will be sending weekly updates on COVID-19 in Namibia.

The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Eight of these cases have recovered, and no new cases have been announced since April 5, 2020.

On April 30, 2020, the Namibian Government announced that some restrictions will be relaxed for “Stage Two” of Namibia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic beginning at midnight on May 4, 2020.  Additional information about the measures that will be in place from May 5, 2020, can be found on the Namibian Presidency’s Facebook page.  Stage Two will be in effect until midnight on June 1, 2020.  During this time, Namibia’s borders will remain closed to non-Namibians.

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is aware that Qatar Airways is considering offering a special commercial flight out of Windhoek if there are enough individuals to make the flight viable.  If you have already informed the U.S. Embassy of your desire to depart on a repatriation flight as soon as possible, you have been included in the anticipated numbers sent forward to Qatar Airways.  We will share any details we receive from Qatar Airways regarding the feasibility of this flight.  If you have not yet expressed your interest in a repatriation flight and would like information on future flights, please fill out one Repatriation Form per potential traveler and you will be contacted by the U.S. Embassy.

If you are a U.S. citizen remaining in Namibia, please verify that you have registered in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  As a reminder, the Consular Section is not currently taking appointments for routine services, and staff are working remotely in compliance with Namibian Government lockdown instructions.  Should you have an inquiry for the Consular Section, please contact us at  If you have an emergency involving a U.S. citizen, please contact the Embassy at +264-61-295-8500.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control issued on March 27, 2002 a global Warning Level 3 Travel Health Notice to avoid nonessential international travel.

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