Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide)

Event:  Upcoming Flight on Qatar Airways; Possible Future Flight on Air Namibia

The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 25 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Sixteen of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities.

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has been informed that the Qatar Airways special commercial flight from Windhoek to Doha will be scheduled for either June 11 or 12.  If you are potentially interested in purchasing a seat on this flight, please respond to this email by 5pm (local) on Wednesday, June 3, so we can get a count of interested passengers to pass to Qatar Airways.  The price of a one-way itinerary from either Windhoek to Dallas or Windhoek to Chicago, both via Doha, is $2,500 U.S. dollars per person.  The Embassy has also been told that Air Namibia may offer another flight to Frankfurt in the near future.  We will share any information we receive about this flight as soon as it is available.  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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