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Namibia to open up borders for tourists in August


Namibian Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula (R, Front) and Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming (L, Front) attend a handover ceremony of medical supplies in Windhoek, Namibia, on July 15, 2020. The Chinese government on Wednesday handed over the second batch of medical supplies to help Namibia combat the COVID-19 epidemic. (Photo by Musa C Kaseke/Xinhua)

Namibia will open its doors to tourists from August 3 in a bid to stimulate the tourism sector, President Hage Geingob said Friday.

Addressing the media, Geingob said the initiative is meant to save the tourism sector.

“Tourism sector employs over 100,000 people this is high season starting from July to November. We want to take due care to save livelihoods,” Geingob said.

According to Geingob, international tourists arriving in Namibia will be required to present a 72-hour negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result.

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He said tourists will not be subjected to a mandatory quarantine but will however be required to remain at their first initial destination in the country, for a period of 7 days.

He added that a test will be conducted during this period and the tourist will be permitted to proceed with their holiday on day 7, provided the test result is negative.

Namibia has so far recorded 2,129 positive cases and 10 COVID-19 related deaths.

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