Travellers wishing to visit Namibia must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months after their return and contain at least two consecutive blank pages. The entry visa is issued free of charge at the Namibian border.
However, depending on your country of origin, a tourist visa may be required before entering Namibia.
For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Namibian representation closest to your place of residence.
No compulsory vaccination.
Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.
Local and international driving licenses are required. Driving is on the left as it is in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Namibia Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Namibia is in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT).
Namibia uses Namibian Dollar (N$ ou NAD).
1 Euro (€) = 16 NAD
1 Dollar (USD) = 13 NAD
The Namibian Dollar (N $ or NAD, divided into 100 cents) replaced the South African Rand at the end of 1993.
While the Rand is accepted throughout Southern Africa (in Namibia it is accepted at the same rate as the Namibian dollar), the Namibian dollar is not exportable. No bank abroad is willing to change it, so it is best to get rid of it before crossing the border.
International credit cards (VISA, MasterCard) are accepted in most hotels, shops, restaurants and travel agencies. Please note, MasterCard cards can be accepted by some distributors and sales terminals, but transactions are sometimes refused. Some hotels also have a bureau de change but charge a higher commission.
We recommend that travelers bring Euros in small denominations (or South African Rands when going through Johannesburg).This avoids having to waste time exchanging currency. There is no need to change Euros into USD as they can be exchanged without problem in Namibia. This is done so that visitors are able to deal with initial expenses such as tips, refueling the rental vehicle, etc. in the instance where they cannot withdraw money immediately upon arrival. There are banks and distributors in all the other big cities of the country, such as: Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb, Swakopmund, Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop and Mariental.
220 Volts; 50 Hz
Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.
The official language is English. There are also a lot of influences from German and Afrikaans.