Foreign travel advice

Namibia

Important COVID-19: travel is different

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Check what you need to do to travel abroad and return to England, or read travel guidance for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Summary

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Namibia, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Namibia

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Namibia’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

Namibia is on the red list for entering England. Check what you must do to enter England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re travelling to Namibia during coronavirus, see the Coronavirus page for more information.

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check your cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Avoid driving outside towns at night as wildlife and stray livestock pose a serious hazard. See Road travel

Violent street crime can affect foreign tourists, particularly in Windhoek. See Crime

If travelling along the Zambezi region, stick to the well-travelled routes. See Local travel

You should carry identification with you at all times. Unless you need to have your passport with you for immigration purposes or passing through security checkpoints, leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy for ID.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Namibia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Most visits to Namibia are trouble-free.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.