During the past few weeks, this picture would have looked quite differently if you had to describe it as the country was covered in a blanket of freezing temperatures and heavy rain. A cold front from the South Atlantic Ocean continued to bring cold weather and rainfall in various regions across the country. The cold front lasted for almost a week with freezing temperatures in the South West areas in Namibia. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on human mobility.
The Namibian lockdown has been lifted to STAGE 2. The past few weeks have been immensely difficult for all Namibians, and individuals who were within Namibian borders! Luckily, some good news arises, and the country is now in STAGE 2. This means that the reopening of Namibia will be gradual, under Strict Precautions. These precautions will be in place
South Africa: Department of Home Affairs issues directive 7 of 2020 Today Directive 7 of 2020 was issued bringing more clarity to the previously announced travel ban. However, a few points of practical importance are not addressed. We will shed some light into what is clear and what is not.
The CABINET has declared a State of Emergency in the country amid the Coronavirus pandemic. President Hage Geingob announced at the State House that the country will go into almost complete lock-down for the next 30 days. Some of the measures include the suspension of the issuance of visas on arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA).
NAMIBIA: Investor Visa - Is there a fast track to Permanent Residence? Foreigners who wish to purchase or set up their new business in Namibia and operate and live in Namibia must apply for an investor visa. The current requirements are:a minimum investment of 2 million NAD, business plan outlining the proposed activities or services to be undertaken in Namibia, ideally a transfer of skills plan for Namibian employees as well qualifications in line with the business you are looking at investing in. Depending on the sector, there may be registrations with professional bodies as well, i.e. Department of Health for medical professionals.
Changes on permanent residence permit regarding Re-entry visas for Namibia On the 12 of August 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Namibia has announced and decided to abolish a previous requirement for Holders of Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) regarding re-entry visas: