Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide)

Event:  Special Commercial Flight Available from Windhoek to Frankfurt

The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 293 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Twenty-four of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities.

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has been informed that WestAir Aviation will be offering a special commercial flight from Windhoek to Frankfurt on the evening of July 18, 2020.  The flight will depart Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek at 21:25, and arrive in Frankfurt at 06:45 on July 19.  Onward flights from Frankfurt are the responsibility of each traveler.  The cost of the WestAir flight will be 1,350 Euro for adults, 1,250 Euro for children, and 135 Euro for infants from 0-2.  The baggage allowance is 23 kg of checked luggage and 7 kg of hand luggage per passenger.  In order to transit Frankfurt, you must have proof of an onward flight, and you will not be permitted to leave the transit area of the airport.

If you plan to take this flight and are currently located within the lockdown area (Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Arandis) please reply to this email IMMEDIATELY to inform the Embassy.  The U.S. Embassy must include you on a diplomatic note to the Namibian Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in order for you to travel to Windhoek.

If you DEFINITELY want to purchase tickets for this flight, please fill out this form no later than 12:00 pm on Friday, July 3, and you will be contacted by WestAir or their designated agent with billing information.  Please do not fill out this form unless you intend to purchase tickets, as they have many people to contact.

This flight is NOT being organized exclusively by the U.S. Embassy, so it is not limited to U.S. citizens.  However, those intending to proceed to the U.S. from Frankfurt must have a legal means of entering the country (U.S. passport, U.S. Green Card, valid U.S. visa).

This is the only flight that the Embassy is aware of at this time.  Please remember that The Namibian Government has announced that routine air travel will not recommence until at least September 18.  Please consider availing yourself of this opportunity if you do not plan on remaining in Namibia until at least September 18.

If you decide to remain 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.  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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