I know there are a good number of Namibian Outfitters/PH's on the site but haven't seen any threads about the current lockdown status. So, I thought I'd start one here. Earlier today, the President of Namibia released the attached announcement for his plan for reopening Namibia. I've extracted the most important section here, but you can read the full statement in the attachment. While he gives a target end date of 30 Jun for INTERNAL controls, he does NOT indicated opening the country to international travelers on that date. "The State of Emergency declared on 17 March 2020 will remain in force for a period of 6 months and may be extended, subject to the changing country situation. In conformity with global guidelines on the national response to COVID-19, Namibia has adopted 4 stages of restrictions. STAGE 1 is the current situation of a countrywide lockdown for a period of 38 days, from 28 March until midnight, 04 May 2020. STAGE 2 will be a gradual re-opening under Strict Precautions, from Tuesday 05 May 2020 to 2nd June 2020. STAGE 3 will see more Moderate Precautions and could come into effect from the 2nd of June 2020 to 30 June 2020. The final STAGE 4 from 30 June 2020 will introduce a New Normal and could last until the end of the State of Emergency. Each Stage of restriction will have an average observance period of two incubation periods, which is 28 days. With the end of STAGE 1 at midnight on the 04th of May 2020. I wish to announce that STAGE 2 will come into force for 28 days from 05 May 2020 to 01June 2020. During STAGE 2 the following measures will apply to all Namibians: 1. All members of the public are required to wear facemasks in public spaces. Government will assist vulnerable persons to acquire masks. 2. People will be permitted to travel domestically between regions and within towns and cities, without restriction. 3. Our borders will remain closed for non-Namibians but returning Namibians will be permitted to re-enter the country, subject to screening at points of entry and supervised quarantine for 14 days. 4. Businesses and productive activities, unless prohibited will be permitted to reopen, subject to responsible personal and organizational conduct and in compliance with the prescribed Health & Hygiene Guidelines. 5. In addition to fulfilling the established protocols, the following businesses will be allowed to resume, subject to specified conditions: o Shopping Malls and Retail Outlets. o Restaurants to continue operating on a take-away basis asbefore. Buying and selling of alcohol is prohibited. o Kapana traders may only operate for takeaway and private consumption. o Beauty, Hair Dressers & Barbers subject to proper personal protective equipment. o Laundromats and Tailors: subject to proper personal protective equipment. 6. The following activities are deemed to be high-risk under the circumstances and will not be permitted to resume activity during STAGE 2. These are: a. Theatres and cinemas; b. Gyms and exercise centres; c. Contact sports and sporting events; d. Gambling houses and nightclubs; e. Liquor outlets, Bars and Shebeens; f. Entertainment events and concerts; g. Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Summits. 7. The buying and selling of alcohol remains prohibited throughout the country. 8. The progression from one Stage to another will be informed by developments on the cases and the details of Stages may change. As such, before we move into a subsequent Stage, review will be undertaken to enable Government to agree on what activities will be allowed. 9. The Stage 3 and Stage 4 in terms of timelines are indicative and intended to assist with business planning. The actual duration of each stage may be reduced or extended, subject to monitoring reports and the changing situation in the country. The tentative ctivities for Stages 3 and 4 are available in a document."