Portugal Diplomatic Corps New Year’s greetings

The President of the Republic received New Year’s greetings from the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Portugal at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

The ceremony began with the Apostolic Nuncio, D. Ivo Scapolo, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, taking the floor, which was followed by the intervention of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

After the interventions, the greetings session took place.

Mr Ambassador Albertus Aochamub, Namibia Ambassador to Portugal.

A new Digital NOMAD Visa Programme were introduced on 11th  October 2022.

The latest country to offer a ‘digital nomad’ visa , Namibia  offer a visa specifically targeted at remote workers. Digital nomads can now live and work in the southwest African country for up to six months.

To qualify for Namibia’s digital nomad scheme, you’ll need a minimum income of $2,000 (£1,780) per month, (more if you’re bringing any dependents). You’ll also need proof of income, health insurance and the usual travel documents. The visa costs $62 (£55).
That makes Namibia’s digital nomad visa scheme one of the most financially accessible in the world and making it the first country on the continent of Africa to offer such a visa programme.

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Memorandum of Understanding on the Language Learning Promotion

The Republic of Namibia and the Portuguese Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Language Learning Promotion under the Culture and Education umbrella protocol on the margins of the bilateral political consultations in Lisbon, Portugal.

This agreement builds on successful teaching of Portuguese in Namibian schools since 2011 where some 2000 students have already been learning the language in 26 public schools in 7 political Regions of the country. The new ambition is expand this opportunity to all 14 political regions of Namibia and to all public schools.

Ambassador Albertus Aochamub signed the agreement on behalf of Namibia and Joao Ribeiro de Almeida, President of Camoes Institute for Cooperation and Language on behalf of Portugal.

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Namibia commemorate SADC Liberation Day 23 March 2022

Namibia joins the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to commemorate SADC Liberation Day, on 23 March 2022, in honour of the sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives and paid the ultimate price in the struggle for the political liberation and economic freedom of the Region.

Since 2019, SADC has commemorated March 23 as the day that marked the end of one of the fiercest conventional battles at Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola, where forces of the apartheid regime in South Africa were defeated, leading to the independence of Namibia and the creation of a non-racial democratic South Africa as well as the consolidation of the independence and sovereignty of Angola.

Thus, it brought to an end, the senseless destruction of economic infrastructure and bloodshed in Southern Africa.

The new chapter of peace and stability was opened, enabling the region to pursue the path of regional integration rather than confrontation. Hence, in commemorating March 23, Liberation Day, we honour the brave sons and daughters of the region and their fellow internationalist fighters who made supreme sacrifice in lighting the flame of freedom and whose blood watered the tree bearing the fruits we enjoy today.

Likewise, we salute the visionary founders of SADC whose foresight of Southern Africa moving towards political liberation has been translated into reality and it is now up to us and future generations to move it forward through the SADC Vision 2050 and the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-2030; guiding the strategic direction of the Region.

Air Namibia considers to evacuate stranded EU citizens from Namibia and Namibian citizens in Europe

Dear Namibian citizens now in Portugal
Air Namibia considers to evacuate stranded EU citizens from Namibia and Namibian citizens in Europe, collecting only from Frankfurt and London.
Tentative date for operation to Frankfurt is 27 May.
On the return flight Air Namibia would take Namibian nationals (and other citizens with Permanent Residency in Namibia) along if there are enough passengers.
The flight will be at own cost to the passengers. Government will only facilitate request for overflight and landing clearances. 
If you are a Namibian citizen or a  Namibia Permanent Residence holder that seek to return to Namibia via Frankfurt, you are eligeable.
Please provide to the Honorary Consulate the following information:
1. Full name and surname 
2. Nationality and passport
3. Current location and physical address
4. Email and mobile number 
5. Address in Namibia
The prize of a ticket will depend on the number of passengers.
In order to secure the seat, passenger should effect payment directly with Air Namibia.
Tickets will only be issued once payment reflects in the respective Air Namibia bank account.
Prospective passengers should send an email to callcentre@airnamibia.aero and Juanita.Klassen@airnamibia.aerocontaining containing the following:
1. Proof ofPayment
2. Reference Number ( name of country to be repatriated from)
3. Full Name and Surname
4. Bank utilised to make payment
Please do note that the 14days quarantine upon arrival regulation still stands.


Under the powers vested in me by Sub-Article (5) of Article 26 of the Namibian Constitution, I, subsequent to having declared by Proclamation No. 7 of 18 March of 2020 that a State of Emergency exists in the whole of Namibia following a worldwide outbreak of the disease known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), make the regulations set out in the Schedule.

Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Republic of Namibia at Windhoek, this 28th day of March, Two Thousand and Twenty.