As of 4 January, all countries which appeared on Germany’s “virus variant areas list” were moved to its high-risk list, that country’s Robert Koch Institute announced.
Namibia is included among the lists of countries regarded as high-risk areas. Others arevBotswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK.
They had all been placed on the red list of “virus variant countries” on 28 November when Omicron was discovered, and only German citizens and residents and specific categories of travellers could enter Germany from virus variant areas.
The head of the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) Gitta Paetzold hailed Germany’s decision to reduce the travel risk status for southern Africa.
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