Rodger Foster
Rodger Foster

New restrictions for travel to Namibia

By Nicola Daniels Time of article published May 31, 2021

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NEW restrictions have been introduced for those travelling to Namibia, with Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test results will no longer accepted to prove your Covid-19 results are negative, local airline Airlink confirmed.

All travellers must produce a negative Sars Covid-19 PCR test result (valid for seven days from the date of collection), effective tomorrow.

Children younger than 5 years are exempt from this requirement.

Travellers are also required to complete a travel health questionnaire and present it on arrival, where they will also be screened.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s Port Health authorities are also performing additional swab tests on all non-vaccinated travellers before they are permitted to leave the airports. The authorities will contact any passengers who test positive for Covid-19 and may require affected travellers to self-isolate or be confined to quarantine for 14 days.

The traveller health questionnaire form is available on on the Plan Your Travel – Covid-19 Travel Update page.

“Airlink supports all efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 and with our own stringent application of globally-recommended health security measures, we have successfully demonstrated to health authorities and our customers that air travel on Airlink flights is safe.

“Similarly, we have helped countries take full advantage of the catalytic benefits that air connectivity offers for the recovery and growth of their economies,” said Airlink chief executive and managing director, Rodger Foster.

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