Travelling to Namibia during the COVID-19 pandemic - Here's what you need to know!

Tour options, Cancellation policy, Namibia's entry requirements and more...

Posted by ChameleonSafaris on 10 February 2021

We know planning a holiday is hard right now, and there is conflicting information EVERYWHERE, but our goal is to make your holiday as easy as possible, starting with the planning process. Here is a list of things we think you need to know in order to get to Namibia during the pandemic.

Entering Namibia:

As of 24 December 2020, you are required to provide the following documentation on arrival in Namibia:

1. Negative COVID-19 PCR test not older than 7 days
2. Completed Covid-19 Surveillance Form
3. Completed Health Questionnaire For Tourism Revival Initiative Travelers Form
4. Proof of Travel/Medical Insurance that covers for unforeseen expenses (extended stay) in the event of testing positive to COVID-19 in Namibia.
*Get in touch if you need us to send you any of these forms!

What tours are available:

We are back running our weekly guaranteed departures all over Namibia as well as our day trips around Windhoek. While these are group tours, with the ongoing pandemic our capacity has been reduced so these tours will not run at more than 80% capacity, but realistically they are not full so you have plenty of seats to space out in the vehicles. If you are looking to explore Namibia, check out our tour options!


Have we got specials for you!!!

For travel in April, May & June 2021 we are including:

*Return airport transfers
*1 night pre & 2 nights post safari accommodation at Chameleon Backpackers Windhoek, Namibia
*Outbound PCR or Antigen Covid test

when booking any of the following safaris: 

6 Day Dunes & Wildlife Safari
9 Day Canyons, Dunes & Wildlife
9 Day Etosha, Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei
12 Day Classic Namibia

This is a saving of approx. N$3500 per person!

COVID testing on departure from Namibia:

While these requirements continue to change, PCR and antigen testing is available in Namibia at a cost of between N$400 - N$1200 depending on the test required and facility available. Should you require PCR testing for onward travel from Namibia we recommend spending at least 2 nights in Windhoek (at Chameleon Backpackers, of course) for results. 

Testing is available in Windhoek as follows:

PCR testing Antigen testing
Company Opening times Cost Av. time for results Cost Av. time for results Contact information for bookings
OSH-Med Mon - Sat: 8am - 6pm N$735 - N$1100 34hours N$375 34hours

+264 (0) 85260 0026
+264 (0) 61 302 931

Rennie's Travel Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 10am
N$950 - N$1200 48hours TBC 24hours
Pathcare Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm
Sat: 8am - 11am
N$850 48hours N$500 24hours

For testing centers in other cities, click here

Cancellation policy on Chameleon Safaris:

We understand that travel now is incredibly uncertain so during this time we have made our cancellation policy completely flexible.
Book your seat on any Chameleon tour for February & March 2021 and pay on arrival in Windhoek. Can't travel then no problem, no cancellation charges.

Got more questions? Drop us a message, give us a call on +264 61 247 668, shoot us a whatsapp on +264 81 8899 452 or send us a note by courier pigeon or whatever other way you like to communicate and we will get back to you!