LUFTHANSA Airways has announced that in March and April 2021, the airline will be adding a fourth and fifth frequency between Windhoek and Frankfurt to further strengthen its commitment and ties to the Namibian market.
These new frequencies will be serviced by an Airbus A330 and are subject to final government approval.
They are, however, already bookable online, as well as via the GDS.
Dr. André Schulz, General Manager of Lufthansa in Southern Africa & East Africa, stated that since 14 January 2021, the regulations for travellers entering Germany from risk areas had been updated.
Currently, Namibia has been identified as a Level 1 risk area by the Robert Koch Institute.
“This means that all travellers entering Germany from a risk area such as Namibia, are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 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 of age are exempt from the obligation to test or provide proof,” Dr. Schulz said.
He, however, added 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.