Namibia: Entry Requirements

Entering Namibia via road or air

Travelling with children?

In order to combat child trafficking, Namibia introduced new immigration rules in 2016 related to travel with children under the age of 18 years. Parents are now required at all times to carry the original or certified copy of the unabridged birth certificate. The full unabridged birth certificate should list the child’s particulars and both parents’ particulars.

Adults travelling with children where they are not the biological or legal guardians of those children should be in possession of an affidavit statement from the child’s parents giving consent for their travel. If a child is travelling with only one of the parents, the other parent should give consent for travel in the form of an affidavit signed by a commissioner of oath.

Children that are travelling alone are required to provide the following:

  • proof of consent from one or both parents/legal guardians in the form of a signed affidavit
  • a letter from the person receiving the child including their residential address where the child will be staying

Length of stay in Namibia

You can get a tourist visa for up to 3 months if your provide a return ticket upon arrival, and if your passport is still valid for 6 months or more from the date of the indended departure.

Recommended vaccinations

Healthcare professionals recommend vaccination for the following:
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Measles, Chickenpox, Flu, Polio, Shingles and Typhoid.

Passport validity

Your passport should still be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry at a Namibian border. Furthermore, there should be at least 1 FULL blank page in your passport.

VISA requirements

Depending on what your nationality is, there are different visa requirements to enter Namibia. Some countries have visa exemptions while the majority of other nations can do a visa on arrival.

Work permit/visa requirements

There are 2 ways to legally work in Namibia: By either applying for a work permit or work visa.
The work visa can be valid for up to 3 months whilst the work permit is valid for up to 2 years.

Contact your country’s embassy in Namibia to find out all of the requirements as well as application process.

Opening times of Namibian border posts

Ariamsvlei / Nakop
24 hours a day

Klein Menasse
08:00 – 22:00

Noordoewer / Vioolsdrif
24 hours

Aroab / Rietfontein
08:00 – 16: 00

Velloorsdrif / Onseepkans

Mata Mata
08:00 – 16:30

Buitepos / Mamuno
07:00 – 24:00

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