Travelling during COVID-19
Update (6 April 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 1. To get an overview of the regulations, please visit the offical government page.
Please note the most important restrictions:
- New Curfew Hours are from midnight to 4am - no persons may be outside of their place of residence during this curfew.
- nightclubs/events are closed
- Gathering are permitted with at least 1.5m of distance (Indoor gatherings: 50% of venue capacity, max. 100 people, Outdoor gathering: 50% of venue capacity, max. 250 people)
- wearing a mask is mandatory when in public
- Restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, cinemas are open.
- Beaches, rivers and parks are open to the public and subject to social distancing and health protocols.
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:
- 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. (make sure to bring a printed copy)
- 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.
- All travellers must get a Namibian mobile telephone number for contact tracing purposes. SIM card and top-up credit can be purchased at the Project Facilities.
Please ensure you have copies of the following documents to show the airport officials on arrival:
- Copy of NWE_COVID-19 invitation letter (which Good Hope Volunteers will share with you once we send the invoice for the booking)
- Ministry of Health Certificate – to prove the stay is in a government certified establishment. (please print and bring a copy)
- Letter of Acceptance
- Travel Itinerary (including departure ticket from Namibia). If there are no arrival details printed on the travel information or they are incorrect, please inform us as soon as possible of the correct details.
For further questions please contact us.
Botswana's borders are still closed
Since Botswana is currently under a strict lockdown, Borders will still remain closed for at least another month.