Foreign travel advice

Namibia

COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Summary

Coronavirus: stay up to date

Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Namibia. See information on measures introduced in Namibia to limit the spread of the virus. Find out how to return to the UK from Namibia.

See coronavirus travel advice for guidance on international travel.

Sign up for email alerts for Namibia travel advice.

Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Namibia. The Namibian authorities have introduced new measures to limit the spread of the virus, including cancellation of commercial flights out of Namibia from 26 March. See Coronavirus and Return to the UK

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

There is a growing level of violent street crime affecting 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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.