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Travelling during COVID-19

Update (12 Jan 2021)

South Africa is open!

Borders to South Africa are open for international travellers. When entering South Africa, you need to present a negative Covid-19 test result that is not older than 72 hours. Also, you need to present proof of medical insurance before boarding. This insurance must include testing and treatment of COVID-19 if applicable. 

South Africa is currently put on an adjusted alert level 3. To get an overview of the regulations, please visit the offical government page. Contact your nearest South African foreign mission or contact us for details. 

Namibia is welcoming you!

Borders to Namibia are open for international travellers.
Please note the following entrance regulations: 

  1. All travellers who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result that is not older than 72 hours will be permitted to travel freely in and around Namibia. 
    The requirement for the mandatory 5th day retest has been withdrawn.
  2. All travellers who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result that is older than 72 hours but not older than 7 days, will be permitted to enter the country, however they will be required to spend their first 7 days in the first destination facility under supervised isolation. 
    As our Namibia project establishments, the Wildlife Conservation and Medical Project, are Government approved isolation facilities, volunteers may come to us and engage in the planned daily activities as normal. After the 7 days, they can continue to travel freely in and around Namibia.

Please ensure you have copies of the following documents to show the airport officials on arrival:

  • Copy of invitation letter (which Good Hope Volunteers will share with you once we send the invoice for the booking), together with the Ministry of health certificate – to prove the stay is in a government certified establishment.
  • The completed Health questionnaire and Primary Surveillance form for the arrival of international travellers.

For further questions please contact us