Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide)

Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 13 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.

Another diplomatic mission in Windhoek may be arranging a flight for Saturday, April 4, and there may be seats available for U.S. citizens.  We expect this flight will be the last opportunity for the foreseeable future to repatriate U.S. citizens seeking to depart Namibia.

If you are not in the Khomas Region and are seeking to depart Namibia on Saturday, you must travel to Windhoek on Friday.  The Embassy has a procedure, working with the Namibian government, to allow U.S. citizens to come to Windhoek during the lockdown in order to join a repatriation flight.  Please contact the Consular Section by replying to this email and requesting assistance in receiving authorization from the Namibian government to return to Windhoek.

If you are interested in possibly departing on an April 4 flight, please contact the Consular Section immediately by replying to this email.

If you have not done so, please fill out the Repatriation Form immediately.

There is generally limited availability of seats on flights. If seats are made available to U.S. citizens, they will be offered first to official U.S. government personnel and their dependents, U.S. citizens at higher risk from COVID-19, U.S. citizen minors and their family members, and adult U.S. citizens in need of medical assistance who do not fall into a higher priority group, in that order.  After these priority boarding groups are accommodated, seats will be offered to U.S. citizens, dependents of U.S. citizens, and other eligible persons, in that order.

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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