Namibia offers safe travel

05 December 2020 | Tourism

Swakopmund • Erwin Leuschner


Many foreigners considered Namibia a safe travel destination during the corona crisis, with 4 164 tourists having entered Namibia since the beginning of the tourism revitalisation strategy.

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula made this announcement during a recent Covid-19 update, adding that of this number, only three tested positive for the virus after arriving in Namibia.

“This proves that our request for a 72-hour PRC negative test is successful,” he said.

“Of course we would have liked more tourists, but this is a good start,” Gitta Paetzold of the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN), said.

She is particularly pleased that there are many new inquiries about travel to Namibia. “The interest is there, but we are concerned that not enough airlines are landing here,” she said.

HAN also found that some tourists in Namibia could possibly extend their trip in view of the second wave of infections in the northern hemisphere. “This proves that Namibia is viewed as a safe travel destination,” Paetzold concluded.

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