Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Embassy of the United States of America

Windhoek, Namibia

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia – November 27, 2021

Location: Southern African Countries

Event:  On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction due to the detection of a variant of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Namibia. The policy does not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and certain other categories of travelers. See the text of the announcement here. The new restrictions will take effect on November 29.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice – Do Not Travel for Namibia. Subsequently, the Department has updated the Travel Advisory for Namibia to Level 4 – Do Not Travel.

U.S. citizens wishing to depart Namibia currently have limited options via commercial air. Transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not include government assistance.

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Namibia and South Africa below.

Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) – Windhoek, Namibia

*See Security Alert about transit through Addis Ababa.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) – Johannesburg, South Africa

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 295 8500

State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 888 407 4747 or + 1 202 501 4444
Country Specific Information – Namibia
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