Aidamira passengers tested at Lüderitz

Aidamira passengers tested at Lüderitz
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The Ministry of Health and Social Services today issued a statement after a video of passengers from a cruise ship docking at Walvis Bay went viral.
The Aidamira docked at Lüderitz on 11 March where “all passengers on the vessel were screened before they set foot on Namibian
soil and none of them had a temperature reading of above 38 Degrees Celcius".
The vessel later proceeded to Walvis Bay where it arrived on the morning of 12 March 2020.
Since all passengers had already been screened at Lüderitz, no screening was deemed necessary at Walvis Bay Port.
No incident of Covid-19 has been confirmed within the borders of Namibia at this stage.
The Ministry reminded travellers that health screenings are mandatory, and a health declaration is to be completed upon arrival at all Namibian points of entry.
The declaration allows health authorities to contact travellers and their contacts, should the need arise to do so.
The Namibia Ports Authority (NAMPORT) acting chief executive officer, Kevin Herry also confirmed today that passengers of vessels are screened for diseases before they dock at the port in Walvis Bay.
NAMPORT has re-assured the public that all necessary steps have been taken, and the Ministry of Health and Social Services gives the final approval for vessels to dock.