Lufthansa to introduce more flights to Namibia

21 January 2021 | Transport

ELLNANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



The Lufthansa Group has announced that the airline will be adding a fourth and fifth frequency to the flight schedule between Windhoek and Frankfurt.

Lufthansa general manager for Southern Africa and East Africa André Schulz said these new flights will be added in March and April to further strengthen the airline's commitment and ties to the Namibian market.

According to him the new flights will be serviced by an Airbus A330 and are subject to final government approval, but they are already bookable online as well as via the Global Distribution System (GDS).



Covid

Schulz added that the regulations for travellers entering Germany from coronavirus high-risk areas were updated on 14 January.

He said currently Namibia is classified as a Level 1 risk area by the Robert Koch Institute.

“This means that all travellers entering Germany from a high-risk area such as Namibia are required to provide evidence of a negative coronavirus test. The test can be carried out up to 48 hours after entry and must be reported to the competent authorities.”

Passengers who are only transiting through Germany from a Level 1 area, as well as children under six years old, are exempt from the obligation to test or provide proof.

“However, I would like to point out that the Level 1 risk status for Namibia is subject to change at short notice, based on the infection rate per week, and could therefore raise additional measures for entry into Germany.”

In addition, a mandatory ten-day quarantine continues to apply for all travellers entering Germany from a high-risk area.

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