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HE Pres Covid 20062020Good afternoon fellow Namibians,

Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. We have to date, a total of 63 confirmed cases, with 28 new cases reported during the past 7-day period. Twenty-four (24) out of the 28 newly reported cases originate from Erongo region, which records the highest number of diagnosed cases in the country since announcement of the Index Case in the country exactly 100 days ago, on 14 March 2020. The incidence of new infections, at Walvis Bay in particular, confirms the presence of isolated cluster outbreaks at the town. Targeted testing through active case search is being conducted by the Ministry of Health and Social Services to determine the possibility of community transmission.

On Tuesday 05th May 2020 the country transitioned from STAGE 2 with Strict Precautions, to STAGE 3 with Moderate Precautions, with exception of Walvis Bay, followed by the Erongo Region, for which it became necessary to revert to STAGE 1 lockdown on 08 June 2020. The decision is consistent with our considered national policy position for targeted and localized responses to manage cluster outbreaks or suspected community transmission.

The STAGE 1 lockdown of the Erongo region will lapse at midnight tonight, Monday 22nd June 2020. The remaining 13 regions are due to migrate from STAGE 3 to STAGE 4 at midnight on Monday 29 June 2020 (next week).

I will now proceed to highlight key measures that will become applicable for the Erongo region, from midnight tonight, Monday 22 June 2020: (Kindly click here to continue reading...)

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 Air Namibia continues to suspend all international flights until 31 August 2020.

Those wishing to consider crediting the ticket price can now do so for all originally scheduled departures until 31 December 2020. The credit is valid for 12 months from the original flight date.
 

TRAVEL INFORMATION UPDATE, 18.06.2020

 

1. ALL PROSPECTIVE VISITORS TO NAMIBIA

1.1.The Embassy of the Republic of Namibia does not issue visas at this stage. Resumption of visa application processing will be communicated through this channel.

2. VISITORS STRANDED IN NAMIBIA

2.1.Exemption of fees for extension of visitor’s entry permits is granted for all those who have found themselves in the Republic of Namibia and due to COVID-19 could not return to the country of origin under the conditions listed in the Notice of Exemption below.

3. ALL NAMIBIANS WISHING TO TRAVEL TO GERMANY AND COUNTRIES OF ACCREDITATION

3.1.All Namibian points of entry are closed for non-essential travel, as outlined by the current Stage 3 regulations (Stage 1 for Erongo Region)

3.2.Kindly keep yourself updated with reliable sources from authorities (Government of the Republic of Namibia, Federal Foreign Office) about current regulations in place that might hinder travel from and to Namibia (i.e. closure of points of entry, travel ban, travel warnings, quarantine regulations, travel document requirements).

3.3.Kindly take note that the Lufthansa Group and Qatar Airways have so far issued statements about resuming operations on the Windhoek route in September 2020 and in July 2020 respectively.

However, before making any travel arrangements, you are advised to first refer to points 3.1. and 3.2.

 

Kindly take note of the below Notice of Exemption of Fees for Extension of Visitor's Entry Permits Duration due to COVID-19. Please click on the letter to enlarge it.

 

Notice of Exemption

President Hage G. Geingob State of the Nation Address 2020

"In times of crisis, true character is revealed. We are at a crossroads in our history and in this year of introspection, at this hour of need, we are faced with the most burning question of our time. Thirty years after our independence, how do we shape the future of our nation?"

101813703 2855472114564233 6192549809480531968 oOn Thursday, 4 June 2020, the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob delivered the State of the Nation Address (SONA). This is the first State of the Nation Address of President Geingob following his re-election in November 2019, and subsequent swearing in on 21 March 2020 as President of the Republic.

Article 32 (2) provides that: “In accordance with the responsibility of the executive branch of Government to the legislative branch, the President and the Cabinet shall each year during the consideration of the official budget address Parliament on the state of the nation and on the future policies of Government, shall report on the policies of the previous year and shall be available to respond to questions.”

 

The State of the Nation Address can be read here....

 

SONA ParliamentTo watch the video, kindly click on the picture.

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SUBJECT: NAMIBIA RESPONSE ON DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation has been following with great concern the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As victims of institutionalised and systemic racism until three decades ago, the government and people of Namibia express deep outrage and condemn the brutal murder of George Floyd by US Police. The government of Namibia expresses condolences with George Floyd’s family and loved ones.

The Government of Namibia expresses its solidarity with the African-American sisters and brothers and calls on all to exercise restraint in venting their legitimate and justified anger.

Racism is a crime against humanity and should have no place in any society anywhere in the world. We call on the government of the United States to deploy all efforts at ensuring that the rights and human dignity of all its citizens, including in particular the African-Americans and all other minorities are upheld, respected and protected under law.

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Issued by:
Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Hon. Ipumbu Shiimi presents Budget 2020/21
Hon. Shiimi tables the FY2020/21 budget, totaling N$72.8 billion. This is a single-year budget, reflecting the commensurate urgency of addressing the elevated once-off needs arising from the impact of COVID-19.

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Please, click here to read the Minister of Finance, Hon. Ipumbu Shiimi's Budget Statement 2020/2021, entitled Together Defeating COVID-19, Together Thriving Again.

 

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Kindly take note that until further notice the office hours of the Embassy are
Monday - Friday, 09h00 - 17h00
                       Please note that the Embassy is closed between 13h00 - 14h00.

Registration of Namibian Citizens Abroad

Kindly click on the below document or click here to open the interactive form on the Embassy's Consular pages.

Registration of Namibian citizens in Germany

REMINDER

Please be reminded that since 01 April 2016, the Embassy no longer issues visas without the original passports.

All applicants are advised to submit their passports together with their appliactions. The failure to do so will result in your application not being processed.

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Please find below the Embassy's bank account details for the transfer of visa fees:

Hierunter finden Sie die Kontodaten zur Überweisung der Visagebühren:

Botschaft der Republik Namibia
Commerzbank Berlin
Bankleitzahl: 10040000
Konto-Nr.: 0262575400
IBAN: DE82 1004 0000 0262 5754 00
BIC: COBADEFFXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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