US advices against travel to Namibia

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The US Department of State last week announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level 4 travel health notice for Namibia due to Covid-19. A level 4 notice means that people are advised not to travel to the country concerned.

“CDC compliant testing for Covid-19 is available, but results are not always available within three calendar days of testing. Travelers could experience delays returning to the US,” the CDC cautioned.

Namibia’s neighbour Botswana was also added to this list due to limited capabilities for testing.

The two countries and three others – Algeria, Bolivia and the Turks and Caicos Islands – join 28 other countries that have been categorised as no-travel destinations.

Other African countries that have been listed as level 4 include Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Libya, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan.

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