“We need a definite date for the reopening of international travel” – ASATA

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has put out a strong call for a definitive date to the reopening of international travel to ensure the survival of the travel industry. This comes as STA Travel announced its global closure on 24th August. While the agency was not a member of the association, ASATA […]

Updated Transport Regulations Released

The Department of Transport recently released updated transport regulations for air services and public transport. Click here to access the updated regulations for air services. Click here to access the updated regulations for public transport services. Highlights of the updated aviation regulations include: (1) (a) All international passenger flights are prohibited, except those flightsauthorised by the […]

Department of Labour and Employment updates Explanatory Note on COVID-19 temporary employer/employee relief scheme

The Department of Employment and Labour confirms that employees who experience a temporary pay cut due operational or economic requirements qualify for COVID-19 temporary employer/employee relief scheme during the extension period. Please see updated (highlighted) notes below: (a) not permitted to commence operations under the Disaster Management Regulations;(b) unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable workers […]

Namibia announces updated Tourism and Safety Protocols

The Namibia Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has announced the implementation of new protocols guiding the international tourism revival initiative in the country. The protocols will come into effect from 1 September 2020, which will coincide with the re-opening of Hosea Kutako International Airport to international tourists. Addressing media and stakeholders, Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia’s Minister of […]

Tourism Ministry releases update regulations

The Ministry of Tourism has promulgated updated Lockdown Level 2 Regulations on 25 August 2020. Please click here to view the Regulations. The following amendments are important to note: • The amendment of Paragraph 1 of the Directions:(b) The insertion of the following definition after the definition of ‘Minister’ – “Places of attraction include, but are not limited to theme […]