Home affairs offices close doors

10 July 2020 | Ministries

Walvis Bay


The regional offices of the ministry of home affairs, immigration, safety and security temporarily closed for business on Thursday.

The ministry’s public relations officer Sakeus Kadhikwa said this was done as part of precautionary measures due to a possible exposure to a Covid-19 case.

“Staff members of the ministry have unfortunately come into contact with suspected positive Covid-19 cases in Walvis Bay. All have been placed in self-quarantine. In order to protect the wellbeing of our staff and the public, the ministry has temporarily closed the Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay Harbour and Airport, as well as the Swakopmund offices to allow the premises to be disinfected.”

The duration of the closure is indefinite, as primary contacts are still being identified.

“Once all the test results are known, we will announce the date of reopening.”

Kadhikwa said that ministry still offer civil registration services (for births and deaths) at its Kuisebmund and Swakopmund offices.

“All hospital-based offices are closed and no immigration-related services will be offered during this period. The ministry will continue to monitor these developments and provide regular updates,” he said.

If the public requires urgent assistance, contact the following persons:
• In Swakopmund, civil registration: Phillip Dun-Swartz at 081 357 4522 / 085 357 4522;
• In Kuisebmond, civil registration, Hambeleleni Nghihepa at 081 317 1240; and
• Walvis Bay harbour, airport, and Swakopmund immigration, Mirijam Eelu at 081 146 2561.

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