COVID-19 Cases in Namibia
# NEW: 0

The lifting of the lockdown on May 5 and the four-stage plan of the Namibian government to relax contact and travel restrictions have given the travel industry a positive boost.

In close cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and the Marketing and Regulatory Authority Namibia Tourism Board (NTB), the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) is working on a comprehensive catalog of measures for a corona-conscious guest operation. On several social media platforms companies from all sectors exchange information and discuss steps for restarting travel to Corona.

Open for Namibians

Many accommodations have reopened since May 5th. They orientate themselves by government guidelines and HAN recommendations on special hygiene and dealing with guests.

Employees wear face masks that are mandatory in public spaces. Surfaces are disinfected regularly. Concerning meals, some accommodation ensure that no more than ten guests are in the restaurant at the same time and that they keep a distance of 1.5 meters. The food is not served at the buffet, but by waiters. Some accommodation only offer take-away meals.

Campsites and self-catering accommodation have been particularly busy over the past two weekends. Even some lodges were well attended. Numerous accommodation advertise with attractive special offers. After the five-week lockdown, many Namibians and foreign employees of embassies and non-governmental take the opportunity to explore the country.

No new infections

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, there are still only 16 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections in Namibia. Media reports about a new case in Mariental were rejected as false. The ministry confirmed the death of a patient because of lung problems, but emphasised that the test for SARS-CoV-2 was negative. A total of 2,381 people have now been tested in Namibia.